2 years since we asked some of the wonderful Breast team at BRI to give us an in-site into their day..... wonder how much has changed in 2 years???More to follow......
Have you ever wondered what the BRI Breast team actually do? How do they fill their week, what goes on behind the scenes???? Well... I've been lucky enough to ask a few questions......
So who are they??? A team of specialist staff provides support to patients diagnosed with breast problems before, during and after treatment. The team is made up of a group of dedicated professionals with specific skills in managing and treating breast symptoms and disease.
The Breast Surgeon. This is a team of specially trained doctors who provide surgical treatment of breast disease. If you have a new breast problem your doctor will refer you to a breast surgeon for assessment of your symptoms. Breast Surgeons carry out operations to remove breast cancer and breast reconstruction.
Plastic Surgeon. A Breast Surgeon with specific skills in providing reconstruction of the breast after preventative breast cancer surgery and treatment of breast cancer.
The Breast Radiologists. This is a doctor who is specially trained to interpret x-rays, mammograms and special scans from which a diagnosis is made, and who is an expert in carrying out diagnostic tests.
Breast Radiographer. This is a team of professionals with skills in performing breast x-ray (mammogram) and breast ultrasound using equipment to produce images/pictures, which help to diagnose breast disease.
Breast Care Nurse Specialist. This is a nurse who is an expert in the care and support of people with breast problems. The Breast Care Nurse will provide information to help you to understand your treatment and will support you during your future treatment. She will advise you on practical issues and help with problems associated with your treatment. She can talk to other members of the Multi-Disciplinary Team on your behalf if you wish, and will guide you through your continuing follow-up care.
The Pathologist. This is a doctor who is an expert in looking at cancer cells under a microscope and working out how they might behave to guide decisions on treatment.
Medical Oncologist. This is a doctor who specialises in delivering non-surgical treatments for Breast Cancer including chemotherapy and hormone therapy.
Clinical Oncologist. A clinical oncologist specialises particularly in x-ray based treatment for breast cancer (radiotherapy) but may also have experience in chemotherapy and hormone therapy.
Research Nurse. This nurse identifies patients who are eligible for research studies, provides patients and their families with information about research, co-ordinates treatment and supports patients whilst they are taking part. ... See MoreSee Less
Weren’t we lucky last night... 2 for the price of 1
Firstly, we welcomed Chris Sutton and Amy George, from Bradford University, who are researching a new diagnostic approach for diagnosing Breast Cancer, using naturally occurring Nipple Aspiration Fluid... you heard it here first!!! For more details on their study, please contact Chris direct. Dr. Chris Sutton School of Chemistry and Biosciences 01274 236480 Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Following this, we enjoyed listening to Kath, one of the fabulous Breast Care Nurses at BRI. We work very closely with the Breast Team here at the hospital, and they regularly update us with relevant information, changes to new staff, updates to procedures and what to expect in the future.
Thank you for giving up your time to talk to us last night.