"A patient's journey"
Breast cancer and DIEP flap surgery

Saturday 5 October 2013, 9.00am
at Holiday Inn, Brentwood

As part of breast awareness month, we have brought together experienced consultants, oncology and breast care nurses, including a nurse specialist to discuss the complete journey through breast cancer and DIEP flap surgery. We are also fortunate to be joined by a current patient who will talk about her journey from a patient’s perspective.

Spire Hartswood Hospital is committed to giving each patient a high level of individual care. Our goal is to help patients back to normal life as quickly as possible and to support them throughout the entire process.

Our breast care services include diagnosis, treatment, reconstruction, chemotherapy and psychological support. During the morning, you will hear about all areas in more detail and gain a deeper understanding of this unique patient journey.

Mr Wael Ismail, Consultant breast surgeon
The diagnosis of breast cancer is subject to advances all the time.
Mr Ismail will discuss the various aspects of cancer diagnosis and the process of collecting as much information as possible about the cancer before starting treatment.

Mr Mat Griffiths, Consultant plastic and reconstructive surgeon
In this session, Mr Mat Griffiths will talk about congenital and oncological breast reconstruction.

Group presentation:
Alex Edghill, Deputy matron & nurse specialist (breast services); DIEP flap patient; Brenda Gosney, Lead oncology nurse; Sue Sardelich, Oncology nurse; Teresa Bowyer, Breast care link nurse
In this session you will learn more about the treatment, after care and psychological support that a patient receives from day one of diagnosis.There will be an opportunity to ask the patient about her personal experience during this time and the treatment and breast care service that the team provide.

This free educational event will count towards your continuing professional development (CPD).

 Please note that our events are very popular and numbers are limited.

Deadline for responses: Friday 27 September 2013                                 

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Friday 27 September 2013

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