Breast Clinic

All Fees inclusive

Lines Open
Mon – Fri | 8 AM – 7 PM
Sat | 8 AM – 4 PM
Sun | Closed

Performed by Specialist Doctors
registered and regulated by:

What's Offered At Our Breast Clinic?

To find the cause of your breast concerns, you will be assessed by a Consultant Breast Surgeon.

The Breast Surgeon will take a detailed clinical history and perform an examination of your breasts.

The examination will also include assessing the lymph node glands in your arm and neck.

Depending on the assessment findings as well as your risk factors, you will then have an ultrasound and/or a mammogram performed with a Consultant Radiologist with specialist expertise in breast imaging

If an abnormality is identified in either of these scans, needle aspiration or a biopsy can be performed to take a small sample of the abnormality with a needle so that it can be assessed under a microscope.

This is necessary to get a definitive diagnosis and identify when the cells within the sample are concerning or nothing to worry about.

We are happy for you to be accompanied by a partner, friend or relative if you wish, to your appointment.

  • Comprehensive surgical and family history risk assessment.
  • Full breast, armpit and neck region examination by a Consultant Oncoplastic Surgeon.
  • Tailored one to one education on how to self-examine your breast.
  • Ultrasound examination of both breasts by a Consultant Radiologist
  • In patients over the age of 40 you may need to be referred for additional imaging in the form of a mammogram depending on the consultation findings.

The breast ultrasound examination is usually painless and non-invasive, however, you can experience some mild tenderness.

During the scan, you’ll lie on your back with your arm up by your head.

The Radiology Doctor will use a water-based gel on your breasts. 

The handheld scanner is then gently placed on your breasts. This allows images of your breast tissue to be projected on to the screen so that the doctor can identify any abnormalities. 

If an abnormality is identified this will be explained to you.

Further tests such as sampling the area may be required to confirm a diagnosis.

After going through your breast clinical history and breast disease risks, you will undergo an examination by the Consultant Breast Surgeon.

For the examination, you will be asked to undress from the waist up. Your breasts will be assessed for changes in size, shape, or symmetry.

The surgeon may ask you to change position, for example, lifting your arms over your head, putting your hands on your hips or leaning forward.

The skin overlying your breast is inspected for any redness, dimpling or rash.

You will then be asked to lay on your back with the surgeon using the pads of their fingers to locate any lumps or changes. They will also feel under both arms for swollen glands.

Finally, the surgeon will gently palpate around your nipple to check for discharge.

Mammograms are only routinely performed in women over the age of 40. You will be asked to undress above the waist. A technologist will position your breasts on the plate of the mammogram machine and will be gently compressed in it.

The compression helps provide a high-quality picture of your breast tissue. This is made by lowering the upper plastic plate above your breast. An x-ray picture is then taken which takes a few seconds.

A minimum of two pictures of each breast is required; one with the breast flattened top to bottom and another side to side.

The whole procedure only takes a few minutes. 

You may experience some mild discomfort when your breasts are compressed, and for some women, it can be painful. Please tell the technologist if it hurts.

The mammograms will then be interpreted by a specialist doctor called a radiologist who will identify any abnormalities. The results will usually be on the same day.

Occasionally, if an abnormality is identified or you have overlapping breast tissue, further mammograms including 3D mammograms may be required.

If you have noticed any changes to your breast it is likely you will need to have an assessment to identify what has caused the change.

Common breast changes that women and men have investigated include:

  • Changes to breast shape or size
  • A new lump in breast or armpit
  • Breast pain
  • Nipple Discharge
  • Nipple inversion
  • Breast implant changes

If you notice any of these changes or have any other concerns about your breast, doctors recommend being assessed by a breast surgeon.

Common breast and armpit conditions you need to be aware of:

  • Breast cancer
  • Breast infection and abscess
  • Benign lumps for example fibroadenomas
  • Lumps with abnormal potential for example papilloma and radial scar
  • DCIS (Ductal Carcinoma in Situ)
  • Breast and skin cysts
  • Swollen lymph nodes which may be a result of cancer, inflammation or infections.

If an abnormality in your breast is identified, you will likely require further tests. This can range from needle biopsy tests, MRI and other imaging investigations

A range of genetic tests are available, and we are happy to discuss the options with you.

Breast Services

Complete Breast Assessment

by Breast Specialist Doctor and
Breast Imaging Doctor

This package is tailored for women who have any concerns regarding changes to their breast or armpit or would simply like a comprehensive breast health check.

You are assessed by two specialist doctors as part of your complete assessment.

1 A Breast Specialist Doctor who is an expert in the management of breast conditions. They assess your risk factors by undertaking a Full Clinical History and performing a comprehensive examination of both breasts and armpits.

2 A Breast Imaging Doctor who is an expert in diagnosing conditions with the use of scans.

*Please note that women over the age of 40 may require a mammogram depending on your examination findings.

What’s Included

Breast Ultrasound

by Specialist Breast Imaging Doctor

This package consists of an ultrasound assessment only by a Breast Imaging Doctor.

This is useful for patients who would like to supplement their breast checks, assess breast implants, and follow up known abnormalities.

What’s Included

Breast Consultation

by Breast Specialist Doctor

This package consists of a consultation by a breast specialist without an ultrasound scan.

This is suitable for patients who seek advice on the next assessment steps or who want general advice on their breast management.

What’s Included

Testimonials

5/5

Breast Clinic

99 Harley Street, London W1G 6AQ

What's Offered At Our Breast Clinic?

All Fees inclusive

Lines Open
Mon – Fri | 8 AM – 7 PM
Sat | 8 AM – 4 PM
Sun | Closed

Performed by Specialist Doctors
registered and regulated by:

Complete Breast Assessment

Breast Specialist Doctor & Breast Imaging Doctor

This package is tailored for women who have any concerns regarding changes to their breast or armpit or would simply like a comprehensive breast health check.

You are assessed by two specialist doctors as part of your complete assessment.

1 A Breast Specialist Doctor who is an expert in the management of breast conditions. They assess your risk factors by undertaking a Full Clinical History and performing a comprehensive examination of both breasts and armpits.

2 A Breast Imaging Doctor who is an expert in diagnosing conditions with the use of scans.

*Please note that women over the age of 40 may require a mammogram depending on your examination findings.

What’s Included

Breast Ultrasound

by Specialist Breast Imaging Doctor

This package consists of an ultrasound assessment only by a Breast Imaging Doctor.

This is useful for patients who would like to supplement their breast checks, assess breast implants, and follow up known abnormalities.

What’s Included

Breast Consultation

by Breast Specialist Doctor

This package consists of a consultation by a breast specialist without an ultrasound scan.

This is suitable for patients who seek advice on the next assessment steps or who want general advice on their breast management.

What’s Included

To find the cause of your breast concerns, you will be assessed by a Consultant Breast Surgeon.

The Breast Surgeon will take a detailed clinical history and perform an examination of your breasts.

The examination will also include assessing the lymph node glands in your arm and neck.

Depending on the assessment findings as well as your risk factors, you will then have an ultrasound and/or a mammogram performed with a Consultant Radiologist with specialist expertise in breast imaging

If an abnormality is identified in either of these scans, needle aspiration or a biopsy can be performed to take a small sample of the abnormality with a needle so that it can be assessed under a microscope.

This is necessary to get a definitive diagnosis and identify when the cells within the sample are concerning or nothing to worry about.

We are happy for you to be accompanied by a partner, friend or relative if you wish, to your appointment.

  • Comprehensive surgical and family history risk assessment.
  • Full breast, armpit and neck region examination by a Consultant Oncoplastic Surgeon.
  • Tailored one to one education on how to self-examine your breast.
  • Ultrasound examination of both breasts by a Consultant Radiologist
  • In patients over the age of 40 you may need to be referred for additional imaging in the form of a mammogram depending on the consultation findings.

The breast ultrasound examination is usually painless and non-invasive, however, you can experience some mild tenderness.

During the scan, you’ll lie on your back with your arm up by your head.

The Radiology Doctor will use a water-based gel on your breasts. 

The handheld scanner is then gently placed on your breasts. This allows images of your breast tissue to be projected on to the screen so that the doctor can identify any abnormalities. 

If an abnormality is identified this will be explained to you.

Further tests such as sampling the area may be required to confirm a diagnosis.

After going through your breast clinical history and breast disease risks, you will undergo an examination by the Consultant Breast Surgeon.

For the examination, you will be asked to undress from the waist up. Your breasts will be assessed for changes in size, shape, or symmetry.

The surgeon may ask you to change position, for example, lifting your arms over your head, putting your hands on your hips or leaning forward.

The skin overlying your breast is inspected for any redness, dimpling or rash.

You will then be asked to lay on your back with the surgeon using the pads of their fingers to locate any lumps or changes. They will also feel under both arms for swollen glands.

Finally, the surgeon will gently palpate around your nipple to check for discharge.

Mammograms are only routinely performed in women over the age of 40. You will be asked to undress above the waist. A technologist will position your breasts on the plate of the mammogram machine and will be gently compressed in it.

The compression helps provide a high-quality picture of your breast tissue. This is made by lowering the upper plastic plate above your breast. An x-ray picture is then taken which takes a few seconds.

A minimum of two pictures of each breast is required; one with the breast flattened top to bottom and another side to side.

The whole procedure only takes a few minutes. 

You may experience some mild discomfort when your breasts are compressed, and for some women, it can be painful. Please tell the technologist if it hurts.

The mammograms will then be interpreted by a specialist doctor called a radiologist who will identify any abnormalities. The results will usually be on the same day.

Occasionally, if an abnormality is identified or you have overlapping breast tissue, further mammograms including 3D mammograms may be required.

If you have noticed any changes to your breast it is likely you will need to have an assessment to identify what has caused the change.

Common breast changes that women and men have investigated include:

  • Changes to breast shape or size
  • A new lump in breast or armpit
  • Breast pain
  • Nipple Discharge
  • Nipple inversion
  • Breast implant changes

If you notice any of these changes or have any other concerns about your breast, doctors recommend being assessed by a breast surgeon.

Common breast and armpit conditions you need to be aware of:

  • Breast cancer
  • Breast infection and abscess
  • Benign lumps for example fibroadenomas
  • Lumps with abnormal potential for example papilloma and radial scar
  • DCIS (Ductal Carcinoma in Situ)
  • Breast and skin cysts
  • Swollen lymph nodes which may be a result of cancer, inflammation or infections.

If an abnormality in your breast is identified, you will likely require further tests. This can range from needle biopsy tests, MRI and other imaging investigations

A range of genetic tests are available, and we are happy to discuss the options with you.

Testimonials

5/5

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