We are excited to announce the opening of our one stop breast clinics in Canary Wharf and Orpington. Our London breast clinics are brand new, state of the art specialist breast screening and diagnostic centres for any patient requiring routine or symptomatic breast imaging. Our expert breast team is made up of surgeons, radiologists, radiographers and breast nurse specialists who provide the highest standards of care with a patient-centred approach. Learn more about our private breast care clinic launching soon…
Opening in August 2021
As a one stop breast clinic, we offer a full suite of breast services; from routine consultations to a range of breast screening services. Regular breast screening is an essential service for detecting breast cancer and any other abnormalities at an early stage. Early detection is crucial for us to get the best possible outcome for you, and give you the best chances of recovery.
We know you may be feeling anxious awaiting the results of your breast screen, which is why we commit to providing your results in a timely fashion. For example, mammography results are generally available within 24 hours and biopsy results are typically returned within 48 hours. Depending on your results, our specialised breast care team will devise the most appropriate pathway for managing your condition. We will be able to arrange any necessary follow up appointments to ensure that you receive all the information, advice and support you need.
Most of the time, breast screening offers peace of mind to women, and more often than not no abnormalities are detected. Less than 1% of women aged 50-70 who have breast screening in the UK have breast cancer detected through screening. However, screening services play an important role in detecting cancer early; sometimes before any physical symptoms are present. In fact, breast screening diagnoses the highest proportion of cancer cases at an early stage.
We provide a comprehensive range of outpatient breast care services at both The Canary Wharf Breast Centre & The Orpington Breast Centre, these include:
This is an opportunity for you to discuss any general concerns you may have and to be examined by one of our breast care specialists.
Early detection significantly increases survival and often requires less extensive treatment. If any abnormalities are detected, we can arrange for further investigation or discuss a personalised plan for routine breast cancer screening at our London breast clinic.
The purpose of a mammogram is to capture a detailed view of your breasts so that any problems can be identified early on. For example, a lump in your breast may be too small to be felt physically, but can be picked up during your mammogram.
If you are over the age of 40 and are non-symptomatic, you can refer yourself for a digital mammogram and have the results sent to your GP. Our GE Senographe Pristina mammography suite has a modern and feminine design to ease any anxious thoughts. The system adjusts and tilts to adapt to your form and incorporates a range of grips and supports for increased comfort. Everything in our one stop breast clinic has been designed with you in mind.
The high resolution images produced from this scan are read by our expert Breast Radiologist to diagnose any abnormalities.
Tomosynthesis is used to produce a three dimensional (3D) view of the breast tissue. The Radiologist can “scroll” through the resultant images of the breast tissue without any overlapping (unlike conventional 2D images) providing the Radiologist with more information, resulting in a higher level of accuracy when it comes to a diagnosis.
We are able to provide your results within 24 hours.
Our newly launched one stop breast care clinic is for patients who may have found a lump, or have any other concerning symptoms in their breast. Your doctor will arrange a referral to our clinic, advising a triple assessment led by our expert breast surgeons, which may include:
If an abnormal area is seen on the ultrasound scan or mammogram, a biopsy may be necessary. This will involve taking some cells or tissue to send to a laboratory for examination. The biopsy can be taken in two ways:
A 3T MRI is also available within the centre if required. Your consultant may recommend an MRI in order to capture a more detailed image of your breast. This is particularly useful if you’ve had a biopsy that’s identified that you are positive for cancer. We are here to guide you through this entire process to make the process as stress-free for you as possible.
The Canary Wharf Breast Centre & The Orpington Breast Centre are launching in August 2021. Follow us on social media to stay up to date with further announcements coming soon.