Patients need to be referred to a Breast Surgeon by their GP to attend these clinics. It is designed for people with a symptom, or for follow up visits. This could be for surveillance after surgery; patients with a family history of breast cancer or other reasons.
There are two Breast Clinics are located at St Andrew's Hospital and Attunga Medical Centre (Burnside Hospital). These two breast specialty locations offer dedicated radiology breast teams, with services for patients with referrals from general practitioner and breast and plastic surgeons.
In addition to these outpatient services we also hold daily Breast Clinic sessions where the Breast Surgeon and radiology team consult together to image and manage patients with breast symptoms or those who are at high risk of breast cancer.
Our two clinics are involved in regular multidisciplinary breast meetings, where the patients diagnosis of breast cancer is discussed for the purpose of management and optimal prognosis for the patient.