Breast treatment

Our breast treatment unit is one of the largest in the UK. We provide care for women with breast cancer as well as other issues that are picked up through our routine breast screening programme. On average, 500 breast cancers are diagnosed by us each year.

Most patients are directly referred by their GPs for diagnosis and investigations. We provide comprehensive multi-disciplinary breast cancer services. The unit’s aim is to deliver high-quality treatment for all stages of breast cancers and other breast conditions.

Key telephone numbers

Call 020 8983 8000

Clinic Location

Elm Breast Care Centre
Block 6
King George Hospital
Barley Lane
Goodmayes
IG3 8YB

Key staff

Our Breast Consultant Nurse Specialist is Maria White - 020 8970 8476

Our matron covering all aspects of breast care is Kuldip Chagger - 020 8970 8000 ext 8341

Our consultants are:

  • Mr Wael Ismail
  • Mr Arikoge Ogedegbe
  • Mr Akin Ojo
  • Mr Anthony Pittathankal (Clinical Lead symptomatic breast service)
  • Mr Sidney Udofot

What does this service offer?

  • Triple assessment and one-stop breast clinics for symptomatic patients
  • Breast screening assessment as part of the national breast screening service (NHBSS)
  • Oncology service (chemotherapy and radiotherapy)
  • Dedicated family history clinics and breast oncoplastic/reconstructive services.

We provide:

  • outpatient clinics for symptomatic breast diseases, including mammograms, ultrasound scans and breast MRI and biopsies
  • management of symptomatic breast cancers
  • management of screen-detected breast cancers
  • treatment of breast abscess, fibroadenoma and other benign conditions.

Useful information

What is Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC)?

It is a needle test to obtain a few cells from an abnormality and studied under microscope. It takes a few minutes and usually no more painful than a blood test.

What is a core biopsy?

This is a bigger needle test to obtain larger tissue, done under local anaesthesia. The tissue is studied under microscope and results are given to you during your next clinic appointment in a few days.