Breast Care

What we do

Breast Care at St. James's Hospital provides services to patients with symptomatic breast disease and in particular to women with breast cancer. A multi-disciplinary team comprising of Breast Surgeons for clinical assessment, Breast Radiologists for breast imaging and Breast Pathologists for tissue diagnosis who work together to ensure patients are seen quickly and receive the highest quality of investigation and care.

Breast Cancer Programme-Key Points

  • Structured Programme, with stand alone breast clinic
  • Three Triple Assessment Clinics weekly
  • Three Routine / Review breast clinics per fortnight
  • Three breast cancer family risk assessment clinics per fortnight
  • Weekly multidisciplinary team meeting
  • Breast cancer and breast clinic audit system established since 2001
  • Dedicated plastic and reconstructive surgeon
  • Specialist medical oncologist
  • Specialist radiation oncologist
  • Cancer clinical trials unit
  • Full time breast cancer data manager
  • Genetic counseling service available
  • Four full time breast cancer clinical nurse specialists

Contact Details

Breast Care Reception Phone: (01) 416 2192
Fax: (01) 410 3415

 

TitleNamePhone Email 
Breast Care Secretaries

Karina Delaney, AnnMarie Geoghegan, Celina Windrum and Martina Byrne

(01) 4162192 breastcaresec@stjames.ie
Advanced Nurse Practioner Yvonne Hanhauser (01) 4103857 Yhanhauser@stjames.ie
Breast Care Clinical Nurse Specialists Carol Spillane, Emily O Donovan, Sarah Maher and Fiona Lynch  (01)4103857 breastcare@stjames.ie
Breast Care Manager  Gary Kavanagh  (01) 4284194 gkavanagh@stjames.ie
Breast Care Data Manager  Lorraine Quinn  (01) 4284122 lquinn@stjames.ie

Breast Care Clinic

 

Speciality Day Location Consultant/Contact details
Triple Assessment Breast Clinic Monday 0830-1200 Breast Care Department Ms Elizabeth Connolly
Post-Operative/Results Clinic Monday 1200-1330 Breast Care Department Ms Elizabeth Connolly
Breast Review Clinic/ Family Risk Assessment Clinic/Review- alternate weeks Monday 1330-1630 Breast Care Department Ms Elizabeth Connolly
Triple Assessment Breast Clinic Tuesday 0830-1200 Breast Care Department Mr Dhafir Alazawi
Results/ Treatment Planning Clinic Tuesday 1000-1230 Breast Care Department Mr Dhafir Alazawi
Results/ Treatment Planning Clinic Tuesday 1200-1330 Breast Care Department Ms Elizabeth Connolly
Breast Review Clinic/ Family Risk Assessment Clinic/Review- alternate weeks Tuesday 1330-1600 Breast Care Department Mr Dhafir Alazawi
Results/ Treatment Planning Clinic Wednesday 1330-1600 Breast Care Department Mr Terence Boyle
Triple Assessment Breast Clinic Thursday 0830-1200 Breast Care Department Mr Terence Boyle
Breast Review Clinic/ Family Risk Assessment Clinic/Review- alternate weeks Thursday 1330- 1600 Breast Care Department Mr Terence Boyle

Consultants


Consultant Speciality (directorate) Email Telephone & fax
Mr. Dhafir Alazawi

Consultant General and Breast Surgeon (SACC)

breastcaresec@stjames.ie Tel: (01) 416 2192 / 428 4120
Fax: (01) 410 3415
Nurse liaison: Yvonne Hanhauser/ Emily O Donovan breastcaresec@stjames.ie Tel: (01) 410 3857 / 428 4113
Mr. T. Boyle

Breast Surgery (SACC)

breastcaresec@stjames.ie Tel: (01) 416 2192 / 428 4120
Fax: (01) 410 3415
Nurse liaison: Yvonne Hanhauser/ Emily O Donovan breastcaresec@stjames.ie Tel: (01) 410 3857 / 428 4113
Ms. E. M. Connolly

Breast Surgery (SACC)

breastcaresec@stjames.ie Tel: (01) 416 2192 / 428 4120
Fax: (01) 410 3415
Nurse liaison: Yvonne Hanhauser/Emily O Donovan breastcaresec@stjames.ie Tel: (01) 410 3857 / 428 4113

Appointment Instructions

New Patient Appointments: new patients requiring appointments must submit a referral from their GP / Consultant. New referrals are prioritised by a consultant surgeon and an appropriate appointment will be scheduled for the patient. Patients will be notified of their appointment date by post or by telephone.

Return Patient Appointments can be made at the time of attendance at the clinic or by calling: Breast Care Reception (01 416 2192) Breast Care Secretary (01 428 4120).

Referral Procedures

Referrals are to be made by completing our standardised referral proforma. Completed referrals should be posted or faxed directly to the Breast Care Department.