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: