Breast Cancer Team

Published/updated: 13/07/12 15:20

Introduction to the team

The breast multi-disciplinary team provide high quality, individualised care to all patients with breast cancer.

About the team

Following a diagnosis of a breast cancer, patients and their carers will receive support and treatment from the breast team.

The team is made up of a multi-disciplinary group of professional and clinical personnel whose aim is to care for patients with a breast cancer.

Clear and supportive communication is essential and the breast multi-disciplinary team (MDT)  hold four weekly meetings, two at Good Hope and two at Solihull. In these meetings the team discuss all breast cancer patients and review the histology/x-rays/scans and other investigations patients may have had. This allows the team to decide the most appropriate treatment for individuals based on best evidence and best outcomes.

Following the MDT meeting each patient will receive an appointment to see their consultant and/or key worker (clinical nurse specialist) to discuss and plan the treatment decided by the team.

The team also offer a family history breast clinic and breast reconstruction for cancer patients.

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Consultant Surgeons

Mr H Ingle
Mr B Bala (breast lead)
Mr A Haq

Mr T Farooq (associate specialist)

Consultant Plastic Surgeons

Mr H Kalil
Mr M Ellaban

Consultant oncologists

Dr I Fernando
Dr J Sherriff
Dr M Tsalic

Consultant Radiologists

Dr M  Carrillo
Dr C Fletcher
Dr N Polunin
Dr A Banerjee
Dr A Parnell
Dr E Millar

Consultant Histopathologists

Dr B Tanchel
Dr S Karim
Dr T Saleem

Clinical Nurse Specialists

Clare Bate
Alison Greenwood
Lesley Palmer
Debra Beggs
Susanne Duddy
Elaine Wilkes
Cathy Zaidi-Cross

MDT Co-ordinators

Rebecca Pritchard

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The role of the breast specialist nurse

Across the Trust within the breast teams we have seven clinical nurse specialists.

Their role is to act as a key worker and care for patients with breast cancer. The nurses will provide you with ongoing support through your cancer treatment and can provide you and your carers with advice and information about investigations, procedures, treatments, support organizations and any other services you may benefit from.

The role of the MDT co-ordinator

The MDT co-ordinators co-ordinate the multidisciplinary team meetings and helps co-ordinate investigations and treatment for patients with breast cancer ensuring the team is working to Department of Health standards and to government targets for patients with cancer.

How to contact the team:

Solihull Secretaries

Mr Haq 0121 42 44594
Mr Bala 0121 42 44226

Clinical Oncologists

Dr Fernando 0121 42 42165
Dr Stockdale 0121 42 45559

Breast care nurses / breast care enquiries at Heartlands and Solihull: 0121 424 5306

Breast Care Nurses / breast care enquiries at Good Hope: 0121 424 9647

Useful Links

Cancer back up

Information, practical advice and emotional support

Contact by telephone 0800 800 1234 (Monday-Friday 9am-7pm)

www.cancerbacup.org.uk

Macmillan Cancer Relief

Contact by telephone 0808 808 2020 (Monday – Friday 9am-6pm)

www.Macmillan.org.uk

Breast Cancer Care

Telephone 0808 800 6000

www.Breastcancercare.org.uk

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