Proton beam therapy is an advanced form of external radiotherapy that uses high-energy proton beams instead of photon x-ray beams or electrons. Carefully measured doses of protons are delivered to the precise area needing treatment, using the latest IBA ProteusONE technology. This ensures that the delivery of proton beam therapy is highly accurate and prevents the risk of radiation reaching surrounding healthy tissue.
Radiotherapy is used to kill and destroy cancer cells. It utilises radiation in the form of high-energy x-rays, known as photons, to kill and damage the cancerous cells and prevent their growth and reproduction. It can be used as a non-surgical option to treat cancer, and it can also be used to shrink a tumour or in combination with other treatments.
The Rutherford Cancer Centres and Elekta are bringing the next generation of personalised adaptive radiotherapy technology to oncology centres across the UK, with the new MR-linac Elekta Unity available at the Rutherford Cancer Centre North West in Liverpool from late 2020.
Our Triple Assessment Breast Clinic at the Rutherford Cancer Centre North East provides fast-tracked diagnostic investigations and results. If you’re concerned about your breast health, make an appointment at our North East Breast Clinic today.
The Rutherford Breast Clinic in the North East is not yet open for appointments but please check this web page for further updates.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.