The Priory HospitalPriory Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 7UG Directions
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Breast services at The Priory Hospital
However, breast cancer can strike at any age. If you’re worried about a breast lump, are experiencing breast pain or have detected a change in breast shape, you need to seek specialist advice. Similarly if your family history indicates you may be at a higher risk of developing breast cancer it’s important to identify preventative or risk-reducing treatment options as soon as possible.
Unfortunately however, there’s often a lengthy and frustrating wait for access to the right specialist advice.
Get seen without delay by booking an appointment with a breast consultant at The Priory Hospital.
At The Priory Hospital we also offer consultations and genetic testing for women with a potential genetic predisposition to breast cancer. We’ve seen an encouraging increase in demand for this type of genetic testing, mainly thanks to the ‘Angelina Jolie effect’ (in 2013 she had a double mastectomy after testing positive for the BRCA 1 gene mutation).
Despite the fact that some genetic mutations can give women an up to an 85% risk of developing breast cancer access to testing and treatment is often extremely delayed.
Our consultants also see many patients who require aesthetic surgery procedures from breast enlargements and breast uplifts to reductions, as well as male breast correction (gynaecomastia). Symmetrising surgery can also be provided for some patients with tubular breasts or for women who have undergone a mastectomy to improve how the breasts are matched in size and shape.
Other surgeries we can carry out at The Priory Hospital are axillary (armpit surgery) which can be done at the same time as breast surgery, and sentinel node surgery to detect whether cancer has spread beyond a primary tumour into the lymphatic system.
At The Priory Hospital our consultants are expert at performing oncoplastic surgery, a procedure which integrates both aesthetic and reconstructive surgery. For example, a patient diagnosed with cancer may also desire a breast reduction – and these two procedures can take place within one operation.
At The Priory Hospital our consultants are also happy to see patients who have been diagnosed with cancer or who require a second opinion.
Once all the results are in you will be invited for a second appointment with your consultant at which point you will be presented with your treatment options. Only in very few cases will these options involve surgery. If surgery is the recommended route you will be given full information about the procedure.
Most surgical procedures apart from implants or more complex surgeries may be performed as day case procedures - or require at most an overnight stay. In many cases, you can be starting to commence normal activities within one to two weeks.
At The Priory Hospital your care doesn’t end after surgery. You will receive end-to-end care bespoke to your individual circumstances. Your consultant surgeon will be with you throughout every step of your recovery. We offer all systemic treatments for cancer here at the hospital including radiotherapy, chemotherapy, anti-endocrine therapy/anti-hormone therapy, immunotherapy and biological therapy. This means your entire treatment journey from consultation to recovery can take place at the same hospital.
We can also provide full access to a state-of-the-art rehabilitation unit to aid recovery, with tailored advice from expert physiotherapists.
If you’re worried about any aspect of your breast health, The Priory Hospital’s consultants can usually see you at their next available surgery. At your first appointment, you will have direct access to state-of-the-art screening and diagnostics facilities - with most results available on the same day.