Your case wil be discussed at a multidisciplinary breast team meeting, in accordance with the Centre is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
Health Information Quality Assurance Guidelines Enquiries relating to appointments or
general information should be directed to:
You are advised to have your partner, close friend or relative with you when you get your results. Al results are discussed with you by your breast surgeon. For the majority of women triple assessment wil show a benign breast condition.
In this case the breast surgeon wil explain what Enquiries relating to your diagnosis,
it is and whether you need any treatment or treatment or to discuss any problems or
Bon Secours
concerns should be directed to:
Specialist Breast
If your results show that you have breast cancer, you wil be put in contact with the breast care Care Centre
nurse who wil talk to you about your diagnosis and treatment, and wil provide you with support Breast Care Centre Personnel
Consultant Breast Surgeons:Mr. D. Gough, Ms. D. OʼHanlon, Mr. M. OʼSul ivan, A Guide for Patients
It is important for you to know that 90% of women have completely negative results. If you have any Dr. E. Carmody, Dr. D. Kidney, Dr. V. Mc Dermot , concerns regarding at ending the breast clinic Dr. V. Moran, Dr. G. Thompson, Dr. D. Hil , Dr. P. Smiddy please contact the Clinical Nurse Specialist in Biopsies Your breast surgeon wil determine
which biopsy technique is most suitable for you.
Check in with the receptionist. You may be asked to The aim of the Bon Secours Specialist Breast Care complete a short form which includes questions Ultrasound Guided Core Biopsy uses a
Centre is to provide patients with rapid access to
needle to take a sample of tissue from a lump or our triple assessment clinic.
problems and any medications which you are taking an abnormal area. The procedure is performed e.g. (blood thinners such as Aspirin, Warfarin, Plavix).
by the radiologist under ultrasound guidance.
Your GP has referred you to the breast clinic based You are welcome to bring someone with you but they Stereotactic Core Biopsy is similar to a
guidelines for the treatment of patientʼs with may be asked to wait in the waiting room.
core biopsy except that it is done by the symptomatic breast problems. The Breast Multi- radiologist under mammogram guidance.
disciplinary team includes Surgeons, Radiologists, Pathologists, Oncologists and Nurses. This team Cyst Aspiration is a simple procedure done
works together in order to ensure patients are seen by the radiologist to remove fluid, under and investigated promptly and once diagnosed, You wil be shown to a consult room and asked to ultrasound guidance. A needle wil be inserted receive the highest standard of individual y undress to the waist and change into a gown which into the cyst and the fluid drained into the wil be provided. A Consultant Breast Surgeon wil syringe. A plaster wil be applied. This procedure see you first. He/She wil ask you for details of your Triple assessment involves the fol owing:
symptoms. This wil be fol owed by a breast examination. The doctor wil determine what further test you may require. This usual y includes; Mammogram is an x-ray of the breast, taken by
You wil be seen by your breast surgeon. Fol ow- the radiographer. Two images of each breast wil be up care wil be discussed. You wil then be taken. Some women may find this uncomfortable.
St. Monicaʼs Specialist Breast Care Centre is
Please avoid using deodorant, talcum powder
located on the 3rd Floor. Enter the hospital and body cream on the day of your mammogram.
through the main entrance, turn right on the It is important to tel the staff if there is any
corridor and continue to the end of the corridor, go possibility that you may be pregnant.
around to the right at the double doors. At the end of this short corridor turn left and you wil see a lift Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves to
on your left hand side. Take the lift to the 3rd floor, produce an image of the breast. It is not an x-ray. It or alternatively take the stairs, located beside the is painless and only takes a few minutes to do. If you lift. If you require assistance please go to main are under 35, you are more likely to have an


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