Steroids – a guide for patients with breast cancer

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What are steroids?Steroids occur naturally in the body in small amounts. They are needed to control a variety of functions, including the immune system and to help reduce inflammation. Man-made steroids, also called corticosteroids, are an anti-inflammatory medication. These help to reduce swelling, and can be used as a treatment for many different conditions. They are different from anabolic steroids, …

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Following treatment for breast cancer

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Who is this information for?This information is for patients in our breast Open Access programme. The Open Access programme has been designed by our team to support you after treatment. This type of follow up means that: You, the patient, are in control. Your normal routine is not disrupted by hospital appointments. You can quickly gain access to the Breast …

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Fibrocystic breast changes

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What are fibrocystic breast changes?You may have been told by your clinician that your symptoms are explained by fibrocystic changes. Fibrocystic breast changes are the combination of fluid filled sacs, or cysts, and prominent thickened fibrous tissue (similar to scars or ligaments in your body). These can be localised to one area of the breast or all over the breasts. …

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An introduction to the multi-disciplinary team for breast cancer

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We would like to introduce you to the multi-disciplinary team for breast cancer at the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust. This Trust incorporates the Park Centre for Breast Care, Royal Sussex County Hospital including the Sussex Cancer Centre, Princess Royal Hospital and Lewes Victoria Hospital. Some people undergoing surgery for breast cancer may also attend the Queen Victoria …

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Going home after wide local excision

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How long do I need to keep my wound dressing in place for?You should remove the wound dressing 48 hours after surgery. Can I shower/wash as normal?You can shower as normal but you should not soak the wound until it is completely healed. Do I need to have stitches (sutures) removed?The stitches in the wound are dissolvable and so will …

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your first visit to the park centre for breast care

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Welcome to the park centre for breast care (Easyread)

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Telephone support from the Macmillan breast care nurse specialists

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What kind of telephone support can I expect?All of the Macmillan Breast Care Nurse Specialists (also called your ‘Key Worker’ or Specialist Nurse) provide telephone support to patients and their carers/families which might include discussing issues around diagnosis, treatment options, symptom problems or access to other healthcare services. Your Breast Care Nurse Specialist will explain what they are able to …

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information on the care of needle localisation wires

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Why do I need a wire localisation? We need to help the surgeon to find the area in your breast which needs to be removed quickly and easily on the day of your surgery. Within a day or so of your operation, we will insert a thin bendable wire to locate the area within your breast. What is the procedure …

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