It is important that you see your GP if you notice that anything about your breasts has changed from what is normal for you, especially if it’s only in one breast. Symptoms don’t necessarily mean that you have breast cancer but changes to look out for include:
Our rapid access breast clinic is available to anyone with breast symptoms. During your visit your consultant will examine you and where needed refer you for a mammogram and/or breast ultrasound. A nurse will support you throughout your examination.
For 70% - 80% of women, this will be all you need to assess any breast abnormality and to give you peace of mind that there is nothing to worry about.
Some women will also require the following additional tests:
In most cases the result will be available on the day, but occasionally further tests are needed to give a conclusive result. It is important to remember that more often than not the result will be normal and you will leave the clinic with complete peace of mind. If, however, an abnormality is detected you will receive immediate support and early access to treatment.
A GP referral is always very helpful as it will provide your consultant with useful information, but the clinic is available to anyone with breast symptoms.
Phone us on 01536 536891 for prices and to book an appointment within 72 hours.
If you are paying with your private medical insurance, please also call your insurance company to authorise your claim.