You may have a 'triple assessment' which involves a physical examination, breast imaging and a biopsy. You may also have a small sample of cells a biopsy taken from your breast for testing if the physical examination and imaging identify anything unusual. You should normally have all your tests on one visit to the hospital to save you making several trips. A doctor or nurse will examine your breasts to look for any signs or symptoms of breast cancer. They will also examine your armpits sometimes referred to as the axilla and the area around your collarbone to check for signs of cancer in your lymph nodes.
Our clinic provides people diagnosed with breast cancer a team-based approach to treatment. During the initial visit, patients may talk with surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, plastic surgeons, gynecologists, social workers and nurses. In addition, they will have their mammograms and pathology slides read all in one day. Our multidisciplinary tumor board meets once a week to discuss every patient who comes through our doors.
What to expect at the breast clinic 2. When will I get my results? Being recalled to the breast clinic following a routine screening mammogram 4.
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