PAUL CREA is a Breast Surgeon practicing at St Vincent's
Clinic in Sydney. He has degrees from the College of Surgeons
in Australia and the United Kingdom and has also trained at
the Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Centre in New York.
He is one of a small number of Surgical Oncologists in Australia
whose work is largely dedicated to the treatment of breast
problems. These can range from the simple relief of pain to
the comprehensive management of cancer.
In 1999, he attended the European Institute of Oncology,
one of the largest breast cancer research centres in the world,
where the new technique of Sentinel
Node Biopsy was pioneered. In the following two years,
he has used this procedure on over two hundred patients who
have thus been spared the risk of developing lymphoedema.
The management of breast cancer has become very complex.
Patients who are seen at St Vincent's Clinic have available
to them the expertise of a team of dedicated clinicians. This
includes diagnostic specialists in the fields of Radiology/Sonography,
Nuclear Medicine, Cytology/Histopathology and also a management
team of Medical Oncologists, Radiation Oncologists, Genetic
Counsellors and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons who all
work in close liaison with Dr Crea.