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Who we are and where to find us

Welcome to North Devon Breast Unit. We are dedicated to providing a comprehensive breast assessment for all people who present to our unit within two weeks of referral and most tests completed at your first visit. We see approximately 1600 new referrals each year and approximately 130 new breast cancers a year.

Contact us

Northern services

Breast surgeons:

Mrs Anna Conway
Consultant oncoplastic breast surgeon, department lead

Miss Anita Sharma
Consultant oncoplastic breast surgeon

Miss Jenny Banks
Consultant oncoplastic breast surgeon

Contact via breast unit secretary: 01271 322422

Breast care nurses:

Claire Herlihy (lead) (NMP)
Amy Barrow
Karen Hillman (NMP)

Amanda Disney
Abigail Osbourne听(Assistant Practitioner)
Jackie Cockwill 鈥 Secondary Breast Care Clinical Nurse Specialist

Pippa Clifton 鈥 Breast Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist

MDT co-ordinator
Tania Wilson

Contact number:听 01271 349115

Radiology team:

Dr Sandra Owen
Consultant radiologist

Dr Milos Balvin
Consultant radiologist

Mrs Heather Mower
Advanced practitioner radiographer and lead mammographer

Contact number: 01271 311678 (ext 3678 or 3793)

Oncology team:

Dr Peter Stephens
Consultant medical oncologist

Contact number at NDDH: 01271 311898
Contact number at RD&E: 01392 404578

Dr David Hwang
Consultant clinical oncologist

Contact number at NDDH: 01271 311898
Contact number at RD&E: 01392 406204

Dr Beth Kershaw
Oncology doctor

Histopathology team:

Dr Adetope Adegbayibi
Consultant histopathologist

Lymphoedema Team
At Barnstaple Health Centre near Green Lanes

Georgina Martin
Macmillan lymphoedema specialist practitioner

Angela Ives

Lymphoedema Specialist Nurse

Contact number: 01271 341551

Where will I be seen?

Your healthcare professional will advise where your appointment will take place. The majority of appointments will take place at Outpatients A on Level 2.听

Oncology appointments take place in the Seamoor Unit

North Devon District Hospital
Raleigh Park
Barnstaple
Devon
EX31 4JB

Meet the team

Breast surgeons:

Mrs Anna Conway
Consultant oncoplastic breast surgeon, department lead

Anita Sharma
Consultant oncoplastic breast surgeon

Jenny Banks
Consultant oncoplastic breast surgeon

Contact via breast unit secretary: 01271 322422

Breast care nurses:

Claire Herlihy (lead) (NMP)
Amy Barrow
Karen Hillman (NMP)

Amanda Disney
Abigail Osbourne听(Assistant Practitioner)
Jackie Cockwill 鈥 Secondary Breast Care Clinical Nurse Specialist

Pippa Clifton 鈥 breast Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Contact number:听 01271 349115

Radiology team:

Dr Sandra Owen
Consultant radiologist

Dr Milos Balvin
Consultant radiologist

Mrs Heather Mower
Advanced practitioner radiographer and lead mammographer

Mrs Ruth Glover

Advanced practitioner radiographer and lead mammographer

Contact number: 01271 311678 (ext 3678 or 3793)

Oncology team:

Dr Peter Stephens
Consultant medical oncologist

Contact number at NDDH: 01271 311898
Contact number at RD&E: 01392 404578

Contact number at NDDH: 01271 311898
Contact number at RD&E: 01392 406204

Histopathology team:

Dr Adetope Adegbayibi
Consultant histopathologist

Lymphoedema Team
At Barnstaple Health Centre near Green Lanes

Georgina Martin
Macmillan lymphoedema specialist practitioner

Angela Ives

Lymphoedema Specialist Nurse

Contact number: 01271 341551

Supporting you

Having cancer can have an impact on every aspect of your life and on those around you. We understand that this is a difficult and often frightening time for you and your loved ones, which is why we have put together a wide range of information to help you live with and beyond cancer.

Some of these services are available locally, whilst others cover Devon and/or the South West Peninsula as a whole.听

Find out more

Clinics

Northern services

    • Two-week wait (mammo and ultrasound available) clinics take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays

    • Results and follow-up clinics take place on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Specialist nurse-led clinics

    • Monday AM - Hormone only/ Family History and End of Treatment Exit Clinics
      听 听 听 听 听 听 听 PM - PIFU (Patient Initiated Follow UP)
      Wednesday AM - Alternate Prosthesis Fitting Clinics
      听 听 听 听 听 听 听 听 听 听 PM - PIFU (Awaiting room confirmation though)听
      Thursday AM - Alternate PIFU听
      Friday AM - End of Treatment (First one) and PIFU听

A Lymphoedema clinic runs at Barnstaple Health Centre on Thursdays (Vicarage Street, Barnstaple, EX32 7BH 01271 341551).听

Patient information leaflets

We produce a wide range of leaflets which provide information about our services and about the treatment you might receive in our clinics or during your stay in hospital.听

We also produce these in different formats including large print, please contact the department you are visiting for more information.

Information for healthcare professionals

You can be referred directly from your GP for diagnosis and treatment under the two-week urgent referral protocol.

Please note imaging is only available on a Tuesday or Thursday.

Urgent referrals

Breast lumps

Any new palpable breast lump which is suspicious of breast cancer
Any lump associated with nipple or skin changes
Any new skin dimple
Skin changes characteristic of peau d鈥檕range
Mammographic abnormality suspicious of cancer
Persistant palpable axillary lymph node

Inflammatory

Suspicious of inflammatory breast cancer or persistent mastitis/abscess
Nipple changes/discharge
Blood-stained nipple discharge
Clear nipple discharge
Nipple eczema suspicious of Paget鈥檚 disease
Nipple retraction or distortion of recent onset

Suspected male breast cancer

Non-tender breast lump in a male (0.2% of all breast cancers are in male patients)

Routine referrals

Symptoms

Recurrent breast cysts in a patient with a past history of benign cysts
Persistent breast tenderness or nodularity
Persistent breast pain not responding to simple pain killers
Non-blood stained nipple discharge
Tender gynaecomastia in a male

Family history of breast cancer

One first-degree relative diagnosed with breast cancer under 40
Two or more first or second-degree relatives
One or more first-degree relatives with bilateral breast cancer

(a first-degree relative can be a mother, father, sister or daughter and a second degree relative can be an aunt, grandmother or granddaughter)

Last updated: November 15, 2022

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