Breast Care Patient Information Leaflets

Breast Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist and Support Team

The breast clinical nurse specialists (CNS’s) are nurses who specialise in breast cancer. We provide information about your diagnosis, treatment options, specialist support and information to you, your family and carers throughout your cancer treatment and follow up care.

Sentinel Node Biopsy

Sentinel node biopsy is an operation to remove the first lymph nodes in your armpit (axilla) that are responsible for draining the area of your breast involved by a breast cancer. 

Nipple Areolar Tattooing

Micro-pigmentation is a procedure that permanently alters the skin. A trained and experienced practitioner will perform the procedure but it is not without risk. 

Ultrasound Guided Core Biopsy

An ultrasound guided core biopsy is the way we take a sample of breast tissue so that it can be looked at under a microscope.

Wire guided wide local excision (breast surgery)

This is done when there are some changes in the breast which have been found on mammogram or ultrasound scan which we are concerned about, but we cannot actually feel anything in the breast.

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