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01622 237 727 for General Enquiries
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If you are aged over 40 years old, do not currently have any symptoms or had screening within the last 12 months, you can book a self-pay appointment with no referral needed.
Breast screening is designed to help detect changes within your breasts early, usually before there are any signs or symptoms that you may be aware of. Early detection of changes within the breast means that if treatment is required this can be offered as soon as possible, giving you the best chance of recovery.
KIMS Hospital is a Bupa accredited Breast Care Centre. Our dedicated mammographers and nurses, including a Macmillan Breast Care Nurse Specialist, will ensure you are supported every step of the way.
The risk of developing breast cancer increases with age; lifestyle can also add to the risk such as being overweight, drinking alcohol and smoking. Although screening cannot prevent breast cancer, early detection of the disease through screening can increase the likelihood of survival as treatment can be given as soon as possible.
However, Breast Screening is voluntary. To help make the right decision for you, you may wish to discuss screening with your doctor. It may help your decision to know some of the benefits and risks of screening.
You must be a UK resident and registered with a GP. Unfortunately, we cannot off this service to anyone living overseas.
If you have any of the symptoms listed below you will not be eligible for Breast Screening. However, you can seek advice and help at our Consultant led Breast Clinic. You do not need at GP referral to attend the clinic.
Please call 01622 237 727 to book to see a Consultant Breast Surgeon.
Two x-rays will be taken of the breast and the images sent to a computer where the pictures are reviewed and a report developed.
Payment will be requested when you book your appointment. Should you not be able to attend your appointment for any reason, you will be fully refunded.
If the results of your scan are unclear or show an abnormal result, the cost of a further mammogram is covered within your initial payment. However, if additional assessment is required, for example ultrasound and biopsy, there will be an additional cost incurred. These will be discussed with you fully and your agreement to continue confirmed before being carried out.
For more information about costs, please see our Breast Price List.
However, for approximately 4% of women further tests may be required in order to give a definitive result. This does not mean that you have cancer and there can be a number of reasons as to why your mammogram is unclear; you were not in the correct position or if you moved as the image was taken, an abnormality is suspected on the mammogram.
If for any reason, further investigation is required you will be contacted by the team at KIMS Hospital and given a date to attend our Breast Assessment Clinic.
At the Breast Assessment Clinic, you will have an opportunity to discuss your initial mammogram results, you will then have a second mammogram. The image will be reviewed during your clinic appointment and discussed with you.
Attendance at the clinic and the second mammogram are included within the initial payment of £140.
If further tests and scans are necessary after the second mammogram, for example an ultrasound and biopsy, your options will be discussed with you in detail. As these investigations are not included within the Breast Screening price, there will be an additional cost incurred. However, these will be discussed with you fully and your agreement to continue confirmed before being carried out. For more information about costs, please see our Breast Price List.
Should you need to attend our Breast Assessment Clinic following your initial mammogram, a member of the KIMS Hospital Breast Care team will contact you to book your appointment.
You may be eligible for breast screening before the age of 50 if you have a higher-than-average risk of developing breast cancer.
If you are over the age of 70, you will stop receiving screening invitations from the NHS screening programme. However, you are still eligible for screening and can arrange an appointment by contacting your local screening unit.
If you would like to request an appointment for this treatment then please fill out this short form and a member of our customer services team will contact you.
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