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How to survive outpatient clinics in breast disease 

How to survive outpatient clinics in breast disease
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How to survive outpatient clinics in breast disease
Author(s):

James Harvey

, Sue Down

, Rachel Bright-Thomas

, John Winstanley

, and Hugh Bishop

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199215065.003.0001
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date: 18 October 2019

How to survive out-patient clinics in breast disease. This chapter gives an overview of the design and running of a breast clinic. It guides the reader through the case mix they will expect to see, how to organise a symptomatic clinic, the aims of a one-stop clinic and guidance on which cases require discussion in a multidisciplinary setting.The chapter details the role of the multidisciplinary team in decision making and the rationale for using a team approach. Guidance for good practice in the post-operative multidisciplinary meeting and discussion are also offered.The value of long-term follow-up to identify side effects of adjuvant therapy and issues around bone health, sexual health or the need for psychological support are also discussed.

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