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One-stop breast clinic at the Rutherford

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, it mainly affects women, but it can also occur in men. It’s important to get a diagnosis early along with timely treatment, to successfully treat breast cancer and improve survival rates.

Our Triple Assessment Breast Clinic at the Rutherford Cancer Centre North East provides fast-tracked diagnostic investigations and results:

  • Access to highly experienced and validated Consultant Breast Surgeons
  • All diagnostic investigations performed at your first appointment
  • Rapid and flexible appointments
  • Review by a Specialised Multi-disciplinary team
  • Quick turnaround for results (usually 48 hours)

 

What is a one-stop breast clinic?

The one-stop clinic allows fast access for patients who have noticed recent changes in their breast such as a breast lump, nipple discharge or inversion, breast pain. Our clinic provides quality and rapid breast care services, supported by our specialist consultants, and dedicated clinical teams. We ensure you get access to scans and treatment options with a quick turnaround time.

Our Breast Clinic gives you direct access to a dedicated oncology treatment pathway; this can include surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and proton beam therapy

If you have any concerns or want a second opinion, call us now to book your appointment.

Rapid and flexible appointments

RAPID CONSULTATIONS

Appointments can be offered within 48 hours, held on Wednesdays and Saturdays, at a time to suit you. Our rapid diagnosis means you will have your results within 48 hours from your diagnostic appointment. See more about your results in the next steps section.

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Next steps and results

You will get a rapid diagnosis following your appointment which can take up to 48 hours.

For most people, a breast assessment will show normal breast changes or a benign breast condition. Benign breast conditions are common and there are many different types. In this case, the consultant will explain what it is and whether you need any treatment or follow-up.

Having investigations for a breast problem can be a worrying and stressful time. The staff in the breast clinic will know that you want results as soon as possible. A follow-up appointment with your consultant and specialist breast care nurse may be arranged to discuss your result. If your results show that you have breast cancer, your consultant and breast care nurse will talk to you.

It may be a good idea to have someone with you when you go to your follow-up appointment to get your results. That way you can be sure there is someone there for support, should you need it.

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Find a Consultant at the Rutherford Breast Clinic

Our consultants at the Rutherford Breast Clinic all specialise in breast cancer as a treatment area and hold private practice at the Rutherford Cancer Centres and at the Rutherford Breast Clinic in the North East.

Dr Kathryn L Wright

Dr Wright graduated in 1993 and completed medical registrar training in 1996. Thereafter she  embarked on  specialist training in Clinical...

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Dr Kathryn L Wright

Miss Loraine Kalra

Loraine Kalra qualified from King Georges Medical College in 1987, after which she obtained her masters in general surgery and...

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Miss Loraine Kalra

Dr Helen Turnbull

Dr Helen Turnbull has been a Consultant in Clinical Oncology at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust since 2011. Prior...

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Dr Helen Turnbull

Mr Henry Cain

Mr Henry Cain qualified in 2001 from Leicester Medical School. Following being awarded MD in breast cancer signalling pathways and...

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Mr Henry Cain

Dr Mark Verrill

Dr Mark Verrill studied Medicine at the University of Cambridge and University College London, qualifying in 1989. He was awarded Membership...

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Dr Mark Verrill

Dr Brinda Sethugavalar

Dr Brinda Sethugavalar studied primary medical education at the University of Dundee Medical School and obtained MBChB in 2004. She completed...

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Dr Brinda Sethugavalar

Dr Muthiah Sivaramalingam

Dr Muthiah Sivaramalingam has been a consultant in Clinical Oncology since 2007 and has been Principal Investigator for many clinical...

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Dr Muthiah Sivaramalingam

Dr Sanjana Masinghe

Dr Sanana Masinghe has been a consultant clinical oncologist at James Cook University Hospital, South Tees NHS Trust since 2016 and also...

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Dr Sanjana Masinghe

Treatments available at the Rutherford

Across our UK network of centres, our consultants, specialists and staff provide an all-encompassing cancer
care service. Our team of consultants, supported by our highly dedicated clinical team and state-of-the-art
facilities will provide you with exceptional healthcare from start to finish.

Proton Beam Therapy

Proton Beam Therapy

Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy

Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy

Supportive Care

Supportive Care

Video Case Studies

Transforming Cancer care

We're here - right where you need us

From diagnosis through to treatment and recovery, we ensure you have access to the latest treatment options and support you on your cancer journey every step of the way.

What is proton beam therapy?

An overview of what proton beam therapy is and how it works

Nicola's Story

Nicola shares her story on her diagnosis and her cancer journey at the Rutherford

What is radiotherapy?

An overview of what radiotherapy is and how it works

What we offer

An overview of what we offer at the Rutherford Cancer Centre North East

An overview of breast cancer by Macmillan Cancer Support

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in the UK. Find out more by watching this video by Macmillan Cancer Support.

Take a look inside

Take a look inside our North East centre

We're here - right where you need us

From diagnosis through to treatment and recovery, we ensure you have access to the latest treatment options and support you on your cancer journey every step of the way.

What is proton beam therapy?

An overview of what proton beam therapy is and how it works

Nicola's Story

Nicola shares her story on her diagnosis and her cancer journey at the Rutherford

What is radiotherapy?

An overview of what radiotherapy is and how it works

What we offer

An overview of what we offer at the Rutherford Cancer Centre North East

An overview of breast cancer by Macmillan Cancer Support

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in the UK. Find out more by watching this video by Macmillan Cancer Support.

Take a look inside

Take a look inside our North East centre

Get in Touch

If you'd like to speak to us about any of the treatments we offer please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Call us on 0800 210 0402 or

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