Breast cancer

We are a leading centre for the treatment of breast cancer in the UK.

We treat people with all breast problems. This includes:

  • breast cancer
  • non-cancerous issues

Our care is based on the latest evidence and follows national and international guidelines.

Our one-stop clinics combine examinations and tests in one visit. The aim is to give you a diagnosis or management plan before you leave.

If we recommend surgery, our breast surgeons and nurse specialists will talk to you about it.

If you need breast reconstruction we'll offer this at the same time as your breast surgery. We'll use implants or your own tissue.

Health information

We're committed to providing you with personalised cancer care. You can read more about what this means on our cancer care and support page.

More information about breast cancer and treatments:


You may need to stay in hospital on one of our wards during your treatment.

Sarah ward or Queen ward is where you'll usually stay if you need to after breast surgery.

Hedley Atkins ward and Samaritan ward is where you may stay if you're unwell during treatment.

Our surgeons

Hisham Hamed, clinical lead in breast surgery

Ashutosh Kothari

Georgina Bitsakou

Vas Karydakis

Elina Shaari

Mangesh Thorat

Our medical oncologists

Anne Rigg, medical director for cancer and surgery clinical group

Hartmut Kristeleit, clinical director for oncology

Vasileios Angelis

Mark Harries

Sheeba Irshad

Janine Mansi

Mark Nathan

Ines Sandri

Our clinical oncologists

Elinor Sawyer, lead for breast cancer radiotherapy

Shahreen Ahmad

Gurdip Azad

Fiona Castell

Chin Chin Lim

Christy Goldsmith

Dan Smith

Angela Swampillai

Andrew Tutt

Research and clinical trials

Our consultants are involved in many areas of breast cancer research. We are part of King's Health Partners, an academic health sciences centre.

You may be asked to take part in one of our clinical trials or research projects. If you do not wish to take part, this will not affect your treatment.

Donating tissue for research

If you are having a breast biopsy (taking a sample of cells using a needle), we may ask if we can take some extra tissue for research.

This is known as biobanking. Researchers can use the extra tissue for analysis to find better ways to treat breast problems. It helps us understand what causes cancer and which treatment options are likely to work best.

If you do not wish to take part, it will not affect your treatment. Find out more about biobanking tissue for research.

Last updated: November 2023

Contact us


Breast unit outpatients:

All of these numbers are answered by our outpatient appointments team.

Cancer Centre outpatients:

New patients who want to change their first appointment:

  • 020 7188 0892

Surgery admissions: 020 7188 2872 or email [email protected]

Secretaries for our consultant oncologists: [email protected]

Breast imaging co-ordinators: 020 7188 8317 or email [email protected]

Breast imaging reception: 020 7188 5574

Breast new 2-week wait (2WW) appointment queries: 020 7188 7188 extension 58712

Clinical advice

Breast clinical nurse specialists: 020 7188 0869


Breast unit, 3rd floor, Tower Wing, Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT

Cancer Centre at Guy's, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT

Guy's Cancer at Queen Mary's Hospital, Frognal Avenue, Sidcup, Kent DA14 6LT

Do you have any comments or concerns about your care?

Contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

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