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Breast Concerns

Consultant Breast Surgeons & Specialists

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Approximately one person is diagnosed with breast cancer every ten minutes in the UK*. Many cases of breast cancer can be treated successfully if they are detected early enough. Breast cancer screening  is one of the main ways to detect cancer early and at Pall Mall Medical, our experts offer a range of screening options and treatment options if cancer is diagnosed.

 

What can a consultant breast surgeon help with?

The services we offer at Pall Mall Medical include breast ultrasounds, mammograms, and breast cancer diagnosis.

Breast Concerns - Pathway

The below pathway may be helpful to you so that you can determine which option is the best for you. This pathway has been created by our Consultant General and Breast Surgeon, Ms Anjana Satpathy.

Symptoms to check for

  • lump on or around the breast, upper chest of armpit — it may not be visible but it can be felt.
  • The breast area may be “lumpy” or the breast tissue may be unusual thick.
  • Unusual pain either in the breast or armpit.
  • Skin texture — this could be “dimpling” or “puckering” or the breast
  • The breast may change in shape or size, I.e. One breast may become larger / lower than the other breast. 
  • Change in colour — the breast may be red or inflamed.
  • Change in appearance or direction of the nipple — one nipple may become inverted when it normally points out.
  • Nipple discharge from one or both breasts
  • Rash or crusting around the breast or surrounding areas.

Symptomatic Patients (symptoms or family history)

If you have any of the above symptoms or if you have medical history of breast cancer, you should follow the below pathway:

  1. Appointment with Specialist Breast Consultant
  2. Mammogram (if over 35 years of age)
  3. Breast Ultrasound
  4. Breast MRI (if necessary)
  5. Biopsy

 

Or book in for our One Stop Breast Clinic - more information here.

Asymptomatic Patients - Screening (no symptoms)

If you do not have any symptoms or a family history of breast cancer, and you are looking for Breast Screening, you should follow the pathway below:

  1. Mammogram - if over 35 years of age OR Breast Ultrasound if under 35 years
  2. Appointment with Specialist Breast Consultant

 

Alternately, book an appointment at our One Stop Breast Clinic

Breast Ultrasounds

Ultrasounds of the breasts are used to provide information which may not be picked up on a mammogram or to double check abnormal results from a mammogram. A breast ultrasound can also be used to diagnose and monitor non-cancerous cysts.

Mammograms

During a mammogram, an X-Ray is used to take images of the breast to detect cancer. Mammograms are available on the NHS to women over the age of 47 every three years. If you are under this age or if you would like a mammogram outside if your scheduled screening then they are available privately through Pall Mall Medical.

For patients over 35 years old, mammograms can be repeated every 2-3 years for screening and annually if there is a family history.

More information is available here: Private Breast Cancer Screening

Genetic Breast Cancer Screening

Pall Mall Medical can offer the BRCA 1 & 2 genetic breast cancer test. More information is available here: BRCA1 and BRCA2 Genetic Breast Cancer Risk Test.

One Stop Breast Clinic

Our One Stop Breast Clinic is a good option to give you a full peace of mind, whether you have symptoms or not. This includes:

  • Specialist Breast Consultant appointment
  • Mammogram
  • Breast Ultrasound
  • Biopsy

Breast Cancer Diagnosis

A combination of the above tests, a biopsy and yours and your family’s medical history will help a consultant to diagnose breast cancer. If you are diagnosed with breast cancer then your consultant will discuss your options with you.
 
Prices

 

Service

Price

Consultation with Specialist Breast Consultant

£225

Mammogram

 

£320
Breast MRI Price available upon request
Breast Ultrasound £150
One Stop Breast Clinic £650

Genetic Breast Cancer Screening

 

BRCA1 and BRCA2 Genetic Breast Cancer Risk Test

('Non-urgent' option - call for details)

£1,040
Genetic Breast Cancer Screening
 
BRCA1 and BRCA2 Genetic Breast Cancer Risk Test
('Urgent' option - call for details)
£1,950

 

Cosmetic Breast Surgery

Our experienced plastic surgeons offer a range of private cosmetic surgery procedures including breast augmentation, uplift or asymmetry correction. We provide free of charge no obligation consultations to give you the opportunity to discuss your desired look and any concerns you may have before making the decision to have surgery.  

 

Why Pall Mall Medical?

We have an experienced team of breast care consultant surgeons, radiologists, and oncologists. We offer a multidisciplinary approach to all breast care and offer quick access to consultants, without any waiting lists.

We also offer specialist one stop breast examination clinics, where we provide a triple assessment when it comes to detecting breast cancer. This may be beneficial for those women with a family history of breast cancer. To find out more about how the experts at Pall Mall Medical can help you with breast cancer screening and diagnosis, contact us today.

 

Blogs of interest

If you would like to find out more about what happens during a mammogram, read our article Everything You Need to Know to Prepare for a Mammogram and to learn more about checking your breasts for signs of breast cancer,  Breasts and Their Bobbly Bits written by Dr Jenna Burton.

*Statistic from www.breastcancercare.org