Complete Breast Assessment
Our Complete Breast Assessment includes a clinical history review, risk factor assessment, Ultrasound examination of both breasts and underarms, and next-step advice. Assessment by leading Breast Specialist Doctor & an Ultrasound Performed by Breast Specialist Radiology Doctor.
All Fees Inclusive
Registered & Regulated
Our team are fully registered and regulated for practice in the United Kingdom. Our patients should expect nothing less.
Complete Breast Assessment
Breast Specialist Doctor &
Breast Specialist 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.
All Fees Inclusive
One-to-One Specialist Doctors Appointment
Feel confident in the care you receive. Our specialists can interpret your scan and provide comprehensive advice if necessary.
No Referral Required
You do not require a referral before booking an appointment with our clinic — giving you back complete control of your health.
We aim to provide results to you on the day of your visit. Our specialists will explain their findings during your ultrasound examination.
Full Digital Report
Following your appointment, a complete digital report of your Ultrasound examination will be emailed to you directly and securely.
High-Res Digital Images
In addition to the report, images of your scan will be sent for you to share with a healthcare specialist of your choice.
Frequently Asked Questions
What happens during a Complete Breast Assessment?
Understanding your risk and committing to a proactive breast care routine is critical to your long-term health and wellness.
Our complete breast assessment is a great place to start if you are looking for trusted advice on the next steps in your healthcare journey or want general information about breast health management.
One of our leading breast experts will take a detailed clinical history review before:
- Assessing your risk factors
- Performing a physical examination of your breasts and armpits
- An Ultrasound to screen for abnormalities. If you are under 40, an ultrasound can identify abnormalities even if you don’t have symptoms. Ultrasound is the preferred imaging tool for women under 40 as it doesn’t use radiation. Ultrasound is also a supplementary screening tool for mammograms for women over 40 with dense breasts that make lumps more difficult to identify.
- Providing next-step advice
If you have any questions throughout your appointment, please feel free to ask.
Our top priority is your health, and we strive to create a warm and welcoming environment where you feel heard.
What symptoms should I look out for?
Regardless of your age, it’s crucial you become familiar with the look and feel of your breasts.
That way, if you experience a sudden or gradual change, you can visit a trusted breast consultant as soon as possible.
In general, you should look out for the following symptoms and changes:
- A lump or lumpiness
- Thickening of your breast tissue
- Changes in the skin of your breast, such as a rash, discolouration, dimpling, or puckering
- Ongoing and unusual breast pain or discomfort
- Changes in the size or shape of your breast
- Changes to your nipple’s size or colour, a nipple rash, or nipple discharge
- Changes to your breast implants
If you are unsure, err on the side of caution. Seek private breast care advice if you experience any of the above or some other change to your breasts or chest area.
Your doctor can answer your questions and provide personalised guidance.
What does a breast lump feel like?
A lump in your breast is one of the most common signs of breast cancer.
However, these lumps can vary significantly from person to person. It might be large or small and painless or painful.
It might be underneath the skin of your breast or closer to your armpit.
It doesn’t matter how it feels; if you notice a lump in your breast, visit our breast clinic.
Our private breast consultation service can give you the answers you need to rest easy.
When should I visit a private breast clinic?
Breast screening is an important part of any person’s healthcare routine.
While most breast changes are not caused by cancer, early detection of breast cancer empowers you to seek treatment quickly and improves the likelihood of survival.
That being said, you should visit a breast clinic as soon as you notice a change in your breast – whether you are 25 or 75.
You should also schedule regular breast screening, as some people who are diagnosed with breast cancer do not have signs or symptoms of the disease.
If you are aged 50 to 71, you should have your breasts checked every three years. If you have a significant family history of breast cancer or are concerned you have an elevated risk of developing the disease, schedule an appointment with one of our specialist breast consultants for tailored advice. You may require additional screenings.
How do I prepare for my Complete Breast Assessment?
A Complete Breast Assessment are relatively quick and fuss-free – there is no need to make any special preparations, and you can return to your regular day-to-day activities immediately following your appointment.
Your doctor will ask you to undress from the waist up, so you might like to wear clothing that is easy to take on and off. You will be given privacy to remove your clothes and to put them back on afterwards.
You might also want to take off any long necklaces that could get in the way of the examination.
What does breast screening look for?
Examinations of your breasts and armpit area look for more than breast cancer. The screening process will also help identify the following:
- Breast infections and abscesses
- Benign (non-cancerous) lumps, such as fibroadenomas
- Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS)
- Breast implant issues, such as implant rupture
- Breast and skin cysts
- Swollen lymph nodes, which may signify cancer, infection, or inflammation
Can men get breast cancer?
Yes. All people can get breast cancer, regardless of gender. Just under 400 men are diagnosed with breast cancer in the UK each year.
If you are a man and notice a change in your breast tissue, make an appointment. Our compassionate, highly qualified healthcare professionals can assess your symptoms, perform a non-invasive exam, and give you the answers you deserve.
What happens during a physical breast exam?
If you have never had a physical breast exam, it’s only natural to feel a little nervous. Your comfort is our priority, and we strive to make your experience a positive one.
A physical breast examination helps doctors identify abnormalities in the breast tissue. Breast tissue covers a large area stretching from the middle of your chest up toward your collarbone and out to your armpit.
First, you will be asked to lie down. Then, your doctor will examine your breast tissue using their hands. They may apply some pressure with their fingers to ensure lumps in the deeper tissue are not missed.
Your doctor will also examine the lymph nodes under your arm and above and below your collarbone.
The examination should not be uncomfortable – unless you have a painful lump. Let your doctor know if you experience any pain.
If a lump or abnormality is discovered, your doctor will take note of its size, texture, and shape. They will then talk you through follow-up examinations and diagnostic measures to determine the nature of the lump.
How does Harley Street Ultrasound work with the National Health Service?
Many of our patients are concerned that if they come to us for a service, they won’t be able to go back to public health. That simply is not the case.
Our goal is to give you answers as quickly as possible and get you on the right treatment path fast – no strings attached.
When you come to us, you will be seen by a qualified specialist who can determine if your situation is serious or not that same day.
We don’t want you to wait weeks on end for an appointment because every minute counts when it comes to something as important as your health.
If your situation is serious, our specialist will write to your doctor on the NHS advising them that you need an urgent appointment.
Team of Specialists
The team at Harley Street Ultrasound Group is made up of specialist consultants you can rely upon. They are among the best in the industry.
This is backed up with a full range of qualifications and accreditations. All of our specialists are fully registered with all applicable medical regulatory bodies.
At your fingertips
We can provide scan images directly to your smartphone, often on the same day following your appointment. Gain the peace of mind and insight you need, without delay.
The Harley Street Experience
We aim to provide the very best experience possible to all of our patients and visitors, and this covers every aspect of our services — from our specialists to our technology and of course to our clinic itself.
When you visit us, you will find our clinic to be a clean, comfortable and reassuring environment. We also maintain a high standard of Covid-19 best practices, ensuring maximum safety at all times.
What Our Patients Say About Their Experience
We are committed to providing a high standard of care to our patients. Take a look at some of the incredible responses we have received.
The doctor was super patient, super kind and the best experience ever. He was listening to me rather than hearing me. He explained everything so carefully and patiently, ensuring he answered and eased all my worries. You can always feel the service provided has given you your money’s worth.
20 Mar 2023
I loved the atmosphere. The staff was prepared and very friendly. I was nervous, but I relaxed myself after one minute.
18 Mar 2023
Very efficient service and knowledgeable staff. I was put at ease through the whole procedure.
18 Mar 2023
Excellent service from start to finish. From taking my calls, booking, greeting on arrival, speed of service, friendly staff, very experienced consultant. It was a brilliant experience!
16 Mar 2023
The doctor was so professional and thorough, putting me at ease immediately. I could see that he is a very compassionate person. I haven’t seen a doctor like him in years. Thank you.
13 Mar 2023
I was taken into the Ultrasound room and the doctor did the check-up and found that everything was normal. He showed me both sides of my neck, the images of my salivary glands, lymph nodes on both sides and thyroid etc., I was very happy with the way Dr. explained everything. Soon after I received the images and the report by email. Thanks for a wonderful experience and great service by the attending Doctor and the staff
11 Mar 2023
Consistently excellent. Highly capable, truly caring professionals. Impossible to fault. Everyone with whom I have been in contact was extremely professional and efficient, warm and friendly. Please don’t change, what you have is very special.
11 Mar 2023
Had a really great experience from start to finish, had the opportunity to ask questions and put any worries to rest as well which was really important to me as a first-time mother!
10 Mar 2023
Wonderful quick appointment. The doctor and Nurse were so polite and kind. Results straight away and brilliant advice is given for the future. Would definitely go back if needed.
9 Mar 2023
Extremely professional experience. My treatment and care was excellent. I thoroughly recommend using this company to give you the best possible experience in assessing your cares and worries.
9 Mar 2023
I was happy with the whole experience; it was straightforward, direct and professional in every way and efficiently carried out. It is what I wanted and expected.
7 Mar 2023
Booking, timing, reception, and explanation the procedure of ultrasound by the nurse and doctor was good.
7 Mar 2023
Monika was excellent and fully supportive. Without her, I would not be able to get there. And the team in the clinic was most helpful, cheerful and very professional. Dr Trevor Gaunt has explained everything in detail. I highly recommend your services.
2 Mar 2023
Very happy with the care that I received at the clinic. I saw the radiographer for an ultrasound scan and the gynaecologist as an emergency today, both professional and kind. All my questions were answered. I feel reassured. I would be very happy to recommend someone to the clinic and will come back if I need to in the future.
2 Mar 2023
Great experience. Very kind clinicians. Everyone was very nice and made me feel at ease. Excellent radiologist.
2 Mar 2023
We were extremely pleased with the easy online booking, very pleasant staff and professional manner, including sharing patient info with the patient step by step.
22 Feb 2023
Very welcoming, relaxed, professional and efficient. Excellent, professional, friendly service. Well worth paying for. Results were sent very quickly. The recommendations were very clear.
21 Feb 2023
Dr Shah, Consultant Radiologist and all the staff I came in contact with were extremely polite and communicated effectively. Kept me informed and supported me.
19 Feb 2023
Absolutely fantastic specialists. I booked an abdominal & pelvic scan, as I had worries about my health and wanted to find out the reasons why I am not well. Very nice and calm atmosphere in the clinic. Everyone is brilliant. Thank you for your care about me.
18 Feb 2023
Very professional service by assertive doctors. The advice provided was balanced, and I felt comfortable with the suggested next steps.
17 Feb 2023
Lovely service. Quick, efficient and very clear. The doctor was very calming and reassuring. Wonderful service.
16 Feb 2023
Was made to feel comfortable by explaining how the process would go and to feel free to ask questions at any time. Straight forward, you get what you paid for in the convenience of your own time.
15 Feb 2023
Easy to book an appointment and excellent care. The doctors and chaperone were friendly and professional. They put me at ease and provided excellent service.
11 Feb 2023
Good service. Doctor was first-class, efficient and tentative.
10 Feb 2023
Lovely staff, environment and feel safe and cared for. Would definitely recommend. Have already been 3 times myself.
9 Feb 2023
I found Chloe and the team friendly, informative, thorough, non-judgmental and reassuring. Made me feel welcome and answered all my questions. Would highly recommend.
6 Feb 2023
Highly satisfied with the service provided, very professional staff, prompt results, and I had all my questions answered. I highly recommend it. Very welcoming, professional and with an obvious level of expertise.
4 Feb 2023
Staff are all so friendly and caring. I felt at ease throughout my appointment for a complete breast assessment. Results were straight away and discussed through with me immediately with my consultant. The results were emailed to me within an hour of my appointment ending. All round fantastic service.
3 Feb 2023
The details of what my appointment involved were clear, the online booking system was easy to use and convenient. I arrived early, and the friendly staff squeezed me into a schedule gap. In my appointment, I did not feel as though I had been squeezed into any schedule gap: all staff, including the consultant, made me feel comfortable and as though they had time for questions, time for listening and were happy to help. I received my report no longer than two hours after I left the clinic. Highly recommend.
3 Feb 2023
Dr Kate Hawtin was excellent both in her manner and professionalism. She explained everything comprehensively and her report was transparent and clear. Also, Monika, who is the receptionist and escorts clients to the examination room, was very helpful and courteous.
2 Feb 2023
The whole experience was super positive. I had an early pregnancy scan and felt in very good hands. Highly recommend!!!
1 Feb 2023
Amazing experience a lively team who really went the extra mile and helped me feel more at ease on what was happening with me. Great services would definetly recommend.
27 Jan 2023
Excellent and professional service from beginning to end. Special mention to the helpful and welcoming nurse. Thank you to Dr Tahir Hussain for his clear explanation of the scan. I look forward to my next check-up with him at Harley Street Ultrasound.
26 Jan 2023
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