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St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has three consultant surgeons in the breast team, providing surgery for breast cancer. All patients are offered the option of immediate reconstruction at the time of mastectomy.

Since December 2006, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s breast cancer surgeons have been using the latest techniques to avoid unnecessary removal of a patient’s underarm lymph nodes which can leave patients at risk of side effects including lymphoedema (swelling), shoulder stiffness and nerve damage.

If you have been referred to the Breast Symptomatic Service at the Rose Centre, please note that your appointment may consist of a consultation and additional testing if required. Please allow up to four hours from the time of your appointment for these tests.

You may also wish to bring a family member with you to your appointment. If not and you wish to have a chaperone for your appointment, please let one of the nurses know on your arrival to the clinic.

A map detailing the location of The Rose Centre within the St George’s site is available here. Please use this map if you are going to the centre for the first time.

More information about your appointment is available here.