Private Breast Clinic
We understand how stressful it can be when experiencing breast lumps and lesions. Our breast clinic team will provide expert opinion and perform all the relevant diagnostic tests for you.
A consultation with one of our consultant gynaecologists/ breast specialist involves your relevant history, a physical exam – breast ultrasound with immediate results. It’s usually possible for consultants to make a definite diagnosis and reassure you if all your results are within normal. We will discuss treatment options by the end of your consultations if there is a need. If further tests like mammogram is necessary, our consultants will guide you through this and organise any further tests for you. Should you need treatment we will organise this within a few weeks for you.
The estimated lifetime risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer is 1 in 7 (15%) for females born after 1960 in the UK. Symptoms of breast cancer include a lump or thickening in the breast. You usually start by seeing a health professional or you may have had changes picked up through breast screening. Survival is generally very good for breast cancer, particularly if you are diagnosed early. This is probably because of screening, early diagnosis and improved treatment.
Risk factors for breast cancer: Being overweight and obese, alcohol, contraceptive pill, HRT (hormone replacement therapy
Risks that you can not change: Getting older, family history and inherited genes, X-Rays, radiotherapy, diabetes, dense breast tissue, DCIS and LCIS are changes within the breast tissue that might develop into breast cancer in some women. DCIS stands for ductal carcinoma in situ. LCIS stands for lobular carcinoma in situ, if your periods started early (before the age of 12), having a late menopause (after the age of 55) , breast cancer is higher in white women than any other ethnic group. People who had radiotherapy to the chest for Hodgkin lymphoma when they were young have a higher breast cancer risk.
Breast cancer risk is also higher in people who have had any of the following:
Symptoms need further investigation and treatment:
Dr Haseeba Tawfeeq MD,MPH, FRCR Consultant Radiologist
Dr. Tawfeeq is a Consultant Radiologist at Portsmouth University Hospitals NHS Trust with sub-specialty experience in all aspects of breast imaging (mammography, ultrasound, MRI) and Gynae-Oncology imaging, including specialty-specific image-guided procedures. A fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists and an active member of the British Society of Breast Radiology, Dr. Tawfeeq delivers high-standard symptomatic and breast cancer screening services.
After completing her medical training at the University of Jordan, Dr. Tawfeeq obtained her master’s in public health and primary care from King’s College University in 2015 and began her tenure in the NHS. She underwent specialist postgraduate training in diagnostic radiology at Portsmouth University Hospitals, including subspecialty training at Aintree University, King’s College, and General Southampton Hospitals, followed by a fellowship at the Royal Marsden NHS Trust focusing on breast and gynae-oncology. Additionally, Dr. Tawfeeq completed a mini fellowship at the Jarvis Breast Screening Centre in Guildford, achieving advanced level-2 training in mammogram screen-reading and assessment, underscoring her dedication to excellence in breast imaging.
Throughout her career, Dr. Tawfeeq has been commended not only for her medical expertise but also for her exceptional kindness, compassion, and impressive skills, garnering admiration from both patients and colleagues.