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Initially you will be sent a health questionnaire with your appointment letter, which you should complete before coming to the clinic. At the clinic, a member of the Breast Care Team will then make a note of any family history of breast problems. You will then be examined. 

If any further tests may be required, they will be discussed with you. Most tests can be undertaken during the appointment.

If further tests are required it is possible we will give you the results on the same day. Please try to leave a full half-day open for your initial visit so that you can take advantage of this service if it is available. However, not all tests can be analysed the same day. If this is the case you will be asked to return to clinic the following week.

During your visit to the unit you will meet many different staff members, some of which are outlined below.

Clinic nurses understand the level of anxiety caused by coming to the clinic and will try to keep you informed with clear and concise information at all times.

Consultant surgeons have a specialist interest in the management of breast problems.

Breast care nurses are experienced qualified nurses who have undertaken specialist training in the care of patients with breast problems. A specialist breast care nurse is usually present at the clinic during your consultation with the surgeon.

The nurse will have the time to explain in more detail the information given to you by the consultant and to explain in more depth any treatment offered to you. The nurse will give you time to talk over any concerns or queries you may have. 

Last reviewed: 22 August 2023