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This newest addition of the Breast Clinic to PBCI, the clinical arm of BCRC-WA, ensures that men and women can be supported by the same team in the same location from the very beginning of their breast cancer journey. With Perth Radiological Clinic (PRC) on site at the Hollywood Consulting Centre, patients requiring urgent review can undergo imaging and be seen by a breast physician on the same day. PRC reserves appointment times especially for PBCI consultants, so that those patients requiring further biopsy or other imaging can complete those that same day, if necessary. This streamlining of the diagnosis process is especially valuable for our country patients to complete tests and appointments without needing to pay for extra nights’ accommodation in many cases.
The clinic also provides a comprehensive and streamlined service for patients with a benign breast diagnosis. Being able to attend an imaging appointment on site followed by a review with a physician provides prompt feedback and diagnosis, a huge relief for anybody undergoing investigations for breast symptoms. Ongoing surveillance and management of benign breast conditions such as fibroadenomas, dense breasts or cysts, to name a few, is part of the care offered at the Breast Clinic.
You do not need a referral to attend the Breast Clinic. We accept GP referral and self-referrals.
Pamela is a local graduate who began her medical career as a rural General Practitioner with a special interest in women’s health, obstetrics, paediatrics and anaesthetics. She has enjoyed working in private general practice in Perth as well as in the South-West of WA, the Kimberley and overseas. She is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and a diplomate of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
In 2013, she began practicing as Breast Physician at Royal Perth Hospital and she continues to work in the Breast Assessment Clinic at
Fiona Stanley Hospital. Her particular interests are in the management of women with screen-detected or symptomatic breast problems and women who are at higher risk of breast cancer due to a family history or genetic fault.
She is excited to be a part of the multidisciplinary team at Perth Breast Cancer Institute as she strongly believes that this approach will provide women with the best possible care and outcomes during their journey.
Dr Susie Kitchin is a local graduate and experienced Breast Physician who has been working in the public sector for many years. After graduating Medicine from University of Western Australia 1999 she worked at Fremantle Hospital, King Edward Memorial Hospital, overseas at Cork University Hospital and then completed her General Practice training in Perth, Kalgoorlie and Karratha, including at Bega Garnbirringu Aboriginal Health Services. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
Since 2013 Susie has been working in the Multidisciplinary Breast Service at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, including BreastScreen WA assessment clinics. With her General Practice background, Susie believes in the holistic care of all patients to complement timely diagnosis and evidence-based management. She is excited to be contributing to the World-class facility of the new Perth Breast Cancer Institute.