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Breast Unit

The Breast Unit at City Hospital is located within a dedicated clinic in the Birmingham Treatment Centre. We work as a multi-disciplinary team comprising of general / breast surgeons, breast care nurses, radiologists, pathologists, oncologists and plastic surgeons.

Within the unit, we provide rapid access clinics for both routine and urgent assessment of all breast symptoms. Additional clinics include follow-up and results clinics and also family history clinics.

The Breast Unit also provides the breast screening service for north, east and west Birmingham.

For more information about disabled access for this service, please click here.

Team

Consultant Surgeons

Miss Fiona Hoar
Mr Martin Sintler
Secretary is Helen Sugrue – 0121 507 4593

Mr Mehboob Mirza
Mrs Geety Shetty
Secretary is Debbie Plant – 0121 507 5961

Miss Mei-Ju Hwang
Miss Melissa Ley Hui Tan
Secretary is Jayne Turner – 0121 507 5111

 

Breast Care Nurses – 0121-507-4976

Sue Frost – Lead
Geraldine Sheridan
Helen Taylor
Amanda Jones
Elaine Williams
Nazi Ahmadi-Doulabi

 

Support Worker

Ilham Mohammed

Services

Rapid Access Clinics
Rapid access clinics are held three mornings per week (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) for the assessment of both urgent and routine breast conditions. Clinics are held jointly by consultant surgeons and radiologists to allow swift clinical and radiological assessment of breast conditions.

Family History Clinics
Family history clinics are held alternate Monday afternoons. Women are seen and assessed in this clinic if there is a family history of breast cancer that may potentially increase their risk of developing breast cancer in the future. The clinic is run by Dr Jenny Williamson (Associate Specialist – secretary Helen Sugrue – 0121 507 4593)

Breast Care Nurses
The breast care nurses provide counselling and support to patients with suspected breast cancer and those patients diagnosed with breast cancer. Specialist services provided include seroma drainage, prosthesis fitting, nipple tattooing for breast reconstruction patients and the organisation of patient support groups.

Breast Screening
We currently provide the breast screening services for west, north and east Birmingham populations. Breast screening is offered to all women between the ages of 50 and 70 years every three years. After the age of 70, a woman can request continued mammographic screening by contacting her local breast screening office. For information about breast screening, please click here.

Patient Stories

Please feel free to share your experiences of this service. Please e-mail your views to swbh.comms@nhs.net

Patient Information

Patient information leaflets

Have I Got Breast Cancer – benign breast conditions, breast-pain

Do yourself a favour – learn how to check your breasts

Have I got breast cancer? Signs and symptoms of breast cancer

Patient initiated follow-up
71 or over – You can still have breast screening if you choose
Advice following a core biopsy or fine needle aspiration (FNA)
Breast duct excision
What to expect when you are referred to the breast unit at the BTC 
Vacuum-Assisted Core biopsy
Vacuum-assisted excision (VAE) of breast lesion

Additional external leaflets you may find helpful

Macmillan Breast Care nursing services  – leaflets orderable from be.macmillan.
“Money worries? We can help” – from Citizens Advice Bureau Birmingham/Solihull

Useful websites

 

Please note that Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust does not endorse web links maintained by external providers and they are for information purposes only.

For information as to waiting times click here.

Contacts

Consultant Surgeons

Miss Fiona Hoar
Mr Martin Sintler
Secretary is Helen Sugrue – 0121 507 4593

Mr Mehboob Mirza
Mrs Geety Shetty
Secretary is Debbie Plant – 0121 507 5961

Miss Mei-Ju Hwang
Miss Melissa Ley Hui Tan
Secretary is Jayne Turner – 0121 507 5111

Breast Care Nurses – 0121-507-4976

Sue Frost – Lead
Geraldine Sheridan
Helen Taylor
Amanda Jones
Elaine Williams
Nazi Ahmadi-Doulabi

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