The Harley Street Breast Clinic

Routine and rapid breast screening with same-day diagnosis, advice and treatments for all breast problems.

3rd Floor, 148 Harley Street, London, W1G 7LG

Adjuvant Therapy

Adjuvant therapy include; radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormonal treatment and biological therapies (antibody treatments).

Surgery may remove the whole cancer when it is confined to the breast and adjacent lymph glands. It has been recognised for many years however, that patients with seemingly localised cancer are at some risk of relapse within the remaining breast tissue or at distant sites. In some cases, microscopic disease is present at the time of diagnosis and surgical treatment even though it cannot be currently identified by scans or blood tests.

Adjuvant therapy include; radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormonal treatment and biological therapies (antibody treatments). These treatments may be offered as they aim to eradicate microscopic amounts of cancer that might remain following surgery for breast cancer. The risk of relapse and the potential benefits of adjuvant treatments can be estimated from information derived by pathological examination of your tissue taken at the time of surgery: for example features such as the size of the cancer, how aggressive it appears and the number of lymph glands affected. Recently, more complex tests on the tumour tissue may provide additional information to help establish the risk of disease recurrence.

We will help you weigh up the benefits versus any potential side effects for you.

  • Adjuvant Therapy

    Adjuvant therapy include; radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormonal treatment and biological therapies (antibody treatments).

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  • Breast Cancer Information

    Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in the UK and will affect around 1 in 8 women at sometime during their life.

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  • Breast Cancer Screening

    The treatment of breast cancer is more effective if the breast problem is caught in the early stages, this is the rationale behind breast screening.

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  • Breast Radiotherapy

    Radiotherapy is a type of x-ray treatment that uses accurately targeted x-rays to kill cancer cells. The dosage and duration of the x-rays are very carefully calculated so that they are not enough to kill normal cells but are sufficient to destroy cancer cells.

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  • Diagnosis & Treatment

    Take time to talk things over with the leading experts

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  • Ductal Carcinoma In-Situ

    Ductal Carcinoma-in situ is the name given to pre-cancerous changes in the breast. This is the stage before breast cancer and is different from breast cancer.

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  • Mammographic Screening

    A mammogram every one to two years will give the best protection by diagnosing very early stage breast cancer.

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  • Nutritionalist

    Nutritional Therapy: Supporting your Body Systems, alongside your Conventional Treatment.

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  • Reconstructive Surgery

    Every woman who is having a mastectomy has the option of breast reconstructive surgery. It is only very rarely that a breast reconstruction is not advisable. Breast reconstructive surgery can often be carried out at the same time as the mastectomy.

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  • Surgical Treatments

    When breast cancer is first diagnosed it is important to evaluate the extent of the problem both in the breast and elsewhere.  This is called "staging".  It involves the assessment of the disease in the three general areas, which represent steps in the progression of breast cancer.

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  • Symptoms of Breast Cancer

    Breast Lump, Change of breast shape, Nipple Discharge, Nipple Inversion, Skin Changes, Skin Ulceration, Breast Pain, Changes on a Mammogram.

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Contact our Breast Care Team

If you would like to refer a patient to the clinic or require further information on the services offered then please call our Breast Care Team on +44 (0)20 7908 6071 or fill out the contact form below:

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