Private Mammogram London

Early detection of breast cancer can be lifesaving. That’s why we’re giving non-symptomatic women over the age of 40 the opportunity to refer themselves for a private mammogram at our dedicated breast clinic launching this August. We deliver rapid and reliable results to your GP in as little as 24hrs.

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Mammography clinicians

Available at the following clinics

Orpington

01689 490 111

Mon – Fri: 9am to 5pm

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Canary Wharf

0207 132 1440

Mon – Fri: 8AM to 8PM

Sat: 9AM to 2PM

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LycaHealth Breast Centres

We are proud of our private mammography service at The Canary Wharf Breast Centre & The Orpington Breast Centre. Our one-stop breast clinics are ideal for patients looking for either routine or symptomatic breast imaging and diagnostics.

As part of our mammogram service we are able to provide:

  • Private mammograms for patients aged 40+
  • Results within 24hrs
  • Tomosynthesis (3D mammography) – for quicker, and more accurate results
  • Reduced pressure placed on the breasts during screening

How Do I Book My Breast Clinic Appointment?

You can email breastcentre@lycahealth.com or call us directly on 0330 054 4978

Mammography – breast screening

Mammography is a crucial method of breast screening that uses the power of x-rays to identify breast cancers early when they are too small to feel or see. Currently, you are invited for your first mammogram as part of the NHS screening programme after the age of 50, however, this programme is facing delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the LycaHealth breast centres, we will be offering both symptomatic and routine breast screening to women over the age of 40.

Conventionally, mammograms are known to be a little uncomfortable for women. However, our GE Senographe Pristina mammography suite has a modern and feminine design to ease your anxiety. The system adjusts and tilts to adapt to your form, it also incorporates a range of extra grips and supports for increased comfort.

We understand that having your breast compressed is one of your main worries. To make the process more comfortable for you, we offer a way for you to regain control with self-compression, enabling us to work together to find the compression that is right for you, without compromising on the image quality. The role of our dedicated breast team is to ease your anxiety on the way to your diagnosis as much as possible.

Am I suitable for a mammogram?

  • Non-symptomatic patients – If you are aged 40 or over, are currently non-symptomatic and haven’t had any mammography tests within the last 12 months, you can self refer for your mammogram*.
  • Symptomatic patients – If you are symptomatic (showing signs of breast cancer), a mammogram is an excellent diagnostic tool for further investigation. Please note, you will require a GP referral to be seen.

*If you wish to access the service through your insurer, most insurance companies will require a referral from your doctor.

If you have any questions about this service, or would like to book a private mammography appointment in London, call 0207 132 1440 to speak with our clinic team.

Tomosynthesis – 3D mammography

At our LycaHealth breast centres, the mammogram machines we use have tomosynthesis capability. This means our radiologists can capture a 3D view of your breast; making it much easier to detect cancer because the breast can be viewed from a variety of angles. Not only does this achieve higher quality images, but it helps to spot smaller abnormalities and cancer with much greater accuracy.

In comparison, a conventional mammogram uses 2D images, and whilst there is no denying this is a useful diagnostic tool, the image quality can be lower, and there is a small chance that potential abnormalities can be missed when hidden in dense breast tissue.

We are passionate about providing our patients with access to the highest quality healthcare and diagnostic tools there is to offer.

What to expect

How to prepare for your mammogram

  • Unlike with some procedures, you can eat or drink as normal prior to your mammography appointment.
  • We ask that you do not use deodorant on the day of your appointment, as this can show up as white spots on your x-ray image.
  • During your breast screening mammography appointment, we will ask you to undress from the waist up. Therefore we would advise you to wear something comfortable that is easy to change out of; a skirt or trousers on the bottom half is often a preferred option.
  • If you’re currently pregnant, breastfeeding or have breast implants, do let us know before your appointment.
  • When you arrive at one of our breast centres you’ll be greeted by our friendly team; they are here to support you throughout your entire experience with us.

The mammogram procedure

The procedure itself is very quick, and only lasts between 15 and 30 minutes. Your female mammographer will guide you through the entire process, making sure to go at a pace you are comfortable with.

  1. Once you have undressed, you’ll be asked to stand next to the mammogram machine where we will help get one of your breasts into position.
  2. The second x-ray plate will then be lowered onto your breast. This is so we can flatten the breast and get a detailed image.
  3. The mammographer will then take x-rays of your breast.
  4. Whilst the x-rays are being taken, your mammographer may go behind a screen and you’ll be asked to keep still.
  5. This process will then be repeated for your other breast.
  6. Our team will then review your x-rays to check for any abnormalities.

Mammogram results

Generally, your results will be available to you within 24hrs. The vast majority of mammogram results come back as normal, only around four in every 100 people who have a mammogram are called back for further breast testing. It’s important to remember that if this does happen, it doesn’t mean that you have cancer, it simply means we need to take a further look at what’s going on.

Should we find something abnormal on your mammogram, our team of breast care specialists will devise the most appropriate pathway for managing your condition. We will help you to arrange any necessary follow up appointments and tests to ensure that you receive all the information, advice and support you need at this time.

Available at the following clinics

Orpington

01689 490 111

Mon – Fri: 9am to 5pm

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Canary Wharf

0207 132 1440

Mon – Fri: 8AM to 8PM

Sat: 9AM to 2PM

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Why choose LycaHealth for your private mammogram?

  • We utilise digital mammography providing 3D images for more detailed and accurate results. This technique helps us to detect breast cancer in its earliest stages.
  • You have control over the compression of your breasts. This allows for a more comfortable, and less painful experience compared to traditional mammograms.
  • We accept self referrals.
  • We provide a one-stop breast clinic. This means that everything from your initial consultation to your results (and diagnosis if necessary) is handled on-site. Should you need further tests or treatment following your private mammogram in London, we can handle everything for you.
  • Rapid diagnostic times, allowing you to get your mammogram results back in as little as 24 hours. We know that waiting for your results can be an anxious time, which is why we aim to deliver them as quickly as possible.
  • Our expert team of leading breast care specialists are here to look after you; with years of experience in breast care.
  • Private mammograms can be booked in two convenient locations; Canary Wharf, London and Orpington, Kent.

How Do I Book My Breast Clinic Appointment?

You can email breastecentre@lycahealth.com or call us directly on 0330 054 4978

 

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