Breast

If you have recently been told you have or are suspected of having a Breast cancer, you will have already met some of the people involved in your care. These health professionals work within a team which is called a specialist Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) which is based at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. The members of the Breast cancer MDT are experts at treating and managing Breast cancer.  They are involved with your investigations, diagnosis and treatment.

Services we provide include:

  • Surgical management
  • Information and support
  • Breast care nursing service
  • Nurse-Led seroma/wound clinic
  • Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) approach
  • Prosthesis service
  • Nurse led Moving Forward Clinic to complement Breast cancer follow-up
  • Breast Unit follow-up and direct access to Breast clinic
  • Research and Development
  • Lymphoedema service
  • Breast imaging diagnostic services
  • Support services
  • Psychology service
  • Hospital Palliative care support team
  • Oncology services
  • Referral to Genetics service
  • Referral to Fertility service

Following your diagnosis of breast cancer, your treatments may consist of:

  • Surgery
  • Immediate/delayed reconstruction for mastectomy patients
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Hormonal treatment

If you would like to be read more about the Breast Care Unit, please click here

Consultants

Breast Physicians

Mr Maged Hussien Dr Patsy McKenna  01603 287379
Mr Simon Pain Mr Adele Awad     01603 286427
Miss Katalin Zechmeister Dr Hannah Rawlins 01603 282462
Mr Mina Youssef

Surgical Nurse Practitioners

Reginald Salvador
Angeline Tanhueco
If you would like to speak to a Surgical Nurse Practitioner, please call 01603 286286 ext 1067 

Clinical Nurse Specialists (Symptomatic)

Clinical Nurse Specialists (Screening)  

Joann McGrath Valerie Clarke
Jo Cullen Rachel Blackburn
Caroline Daly Michelle Todd
Kit Holland Jo Hood
Lynne Priestley
Andrea English
Sarah Wratten
If you would like to speak to a Clinical Nurse Specialist (Symptomatic), please call 01603 286732 If you would like to speak to a Clinical Nurse Specialist (Screening), please call 01603 286728

Oncology Team

Clinical Nurse Specialist (Oncology)

Dr David Maskell  01603 289034 Liza Cadge
Dr Daniel Epurescu
Dr Susanna Alexander
Dr Dinos Geropantas
If you would like to speak to a Clinical Nurse Specialist (Oncology) please call 01603 289702.

MDT Coordinator

Patient Pathway Coordinator

Tom Bardwell-Doughty  01603 289780 Jane Fox 01603 289716

Patient Support Services

Big C Cancer Charity Support and Information Centre

The Big C offers many complimentary therapies, financial and emotional support, and support groups for people affected by all types of cancer.

Tel: 01603 286112

  •  Younger Women’s Group  Meets monthly for support and information.  Contact the Breast Care Specialist Nurses on 01603 286732.
  • Rosemary Group For women living with secondary cancer.  Contact Karin or Ruth.  Tel: 07766851178 or Big C
  •  Women’s support group 3rd Friday every month, 10:30-2:30pm. Big C
  •  Healthy Matters 3rd Monday of every month, 10-3:30pm  Big C

 

Look Good Feel Better

Information workshop demonstrating skin care and make-up.

 

Sports Action for Women after Cancer

Swimming, badminton, aqua stretch and yoga at the UEA Sportspark.  Contact Coral Warren. Tel 01953 605208

 

 Keeping Abreast

Breast cancer reconstruction support group.

Contact Anna Beckingham. Tel: 07504854364

 

 Macmillan Benefits Advice Service

Local advisors who can give support and information regarding money worries.

 

 Norwich Breast cancer resource fund

One off financial grant can be requested. Money is generally given to local people to help improve the quality of life for patients with breast cancer.  Tel: 01603 286732 – Breast Care Nurses

 

 Radiotherapy Open Evening

Any patient having Radiotherapy is welcome to attend this monthly open evening. Where you can meet the staff, see the department and ask questions about your Radiotherapy treatment.

First Wednesday of each month. 6 – 7.30 pm.

For further information contact the Colney Centre, Tel: 01603 288779

 

Support for you | Breast Cancer Now

This website offers support groups and the opportunity to speak to nurses and volunteers.

 

LGBT Advice, Support and Information

0345 330 3030

 

Support for carers

Carers Trust

0300 772 9600

 

Cancer Black Care

0208 961 4151

 

Maggie’s Centre

0300 123 1801

 

Macmillan Telephone Buddies

Any person living with cancer can self-refer or be referred by their health care professional.  They will be matched with a trained volunteer who will call them weekly for 8-12 weeks.  This will vary depending on what the person feels they need and can be stopped at any time.

 

 BECCA app

BECCA offers day-to-day strategies, hints and tips to help you move forward. The simple flashcards give you information on everything from well-being and mindfulness to peer-led advice – letting you know you’re not alone in your experience and helping you to adjust to a life beyond breast cancer.

 

Supporting your children when you have cancer

Support for when parents/carers decide to tell their children about their cancer diagnosis.

Useful information

Cancer Registration: Why it matters and what you need to know.