Breast Screening Services
All women registered with GPs here in the UK and who are between the ages of 50 and 70 are invited by the NHS as a matter of routine to have a breast screening test (also known as a mammogram) every three years. However, some women may be concerned that they might have a problem, or they become unduly anxious having read a report or seen something on TV, and as a result feel they would like to have the re-assurance of undergoing an interim test.
If this applies to you and you live and/or work in London you can make use of the private breast screening service that we offer here at Broadgate Clinic London Wall, either on a walk-in basis, or by prior appointment.
The importance of detecting breast cancer early
If breast cancer is detected early you are less likely to need to have a mastectomy. The early detection of breast cancer is essential in order to get early treatment and get the best prognosis.
The breast screening process
Private breast screening at Broadgate Clinic London Wall is fast and affordable. Screening is available on a walk-in basis, although you may prefer to phone ahead and make a prior appointment in order to minimise any delay.
A breast screen test (a mammogram) is an X-ray. It will be carried out here at Broadgate Clinic by one of our fully trained, female medical clinicians.
You will be asked to undress to the waist. During breast screening, both breasts will X-rayed individually, one at a time. Each breast will be placed on the bed of the X-ray machine. It will then be gently but firmly compressed by a clear plate. Two X-rays will be taken of each breast from different angles.
The procedure only takes approximately 15 minutes and for the majority of women only causes some slight discomfort during the compression process. This is however necessary to ensure that the breast remains still so that the mammogram will be clear.
Walk-in breast screening (or by prior appointment) from Broadgate Clinic London Wall
The walk-in breast screening service that we offer here at Broadgate Clinic London Wall means that you can get screened when it is most convenient to you to do so, although if you do phone ahead to make a prior appointment you will minimise any possible delay..
Our opening hours are:
Monday to Thursday: 08:00 to 18:30
Friday: 08:00 to 17:30
Should you wish to phone ahead to make a same-day (or later) appointment the number to call is 020 7638 4330