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Our Services A - Z - Burney Breast Unit

About the service

The Burney Breast Unit is located at St Helens Hospital, with patients and outpatient services provided at both hospitals.

The breast service is provided by a team of dedicated clinicians and specialist nurses.

A variety of services are offered to breast cancer patients these include:

  • Rapid access, non-urgent, follow-up, and clinical trials clinics.
  • Chemotherapy provided onsite within the Lilac Centre, St Helens Hospital
  • Consultant surgeons plus breast specialists provide clinical care
  • Clinical and Medical Oncologist from Clatterbridge twice a week for adjuvant treatment.
  • Expertise primary and secondary breast reconstruction.
  • Pre-op phlebotomy service
  • Post-op wound care
  • Dedicated physiotherapist within the team and access to specially trained nurses to help treat lymphoedema
  • Specialist breast nurses run a prosthetic clinic each week
  • A team of specialist pathologists provide an essential pathology service
  • Consultant radiologists have an important role in screening, diagnosing, and follow-up of patients
  • Cancers are treated promptly and do not have to wait for more than four weeks for treatment.
  • ​Additional services such as dietetics, physiotherapy and medical social services are provided at a local level on request. Rehabilitation services are provided by means of support groups within the area
  • Patients with a family history of breast cancer may be referred to genetic services at the Liverpool Centre for Genomic Medicine at Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust, and if necessary can also have genetic counselling
  • Counselling is available at St Helens Hospital site on request


Page last updated on 24th May 2022

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