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Rapid access breast clinic

We offer a rapid access breast clinic for women with concerns or a family history of breast problems

Whether you have noticed a change, are experiencing pain or have felt a lump, our rapid access breast clinic can help. At Spire Harpenden Hospital we offer a specialist clinic designed to help women through the process of breast examinations and investigations. Our specialist clinical teams work together so you get your initial results during the same appointment as your tests, our consultants are then able to talk to you about your results and any further steps. 

Our team are dedicated to getting you the results fast and we are with you every step of the way. 

When are the clinics available?

Our rapid access breast clinics are available Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturday mornings, meaning we can find a clinic that fits around you. For more information on our specialist consultants please see the list below, and click on their names to see their profiles.

How long does it all take?

Each situation is different depending on the symptoms you are presenting, as a guide a standard mammogram involving an examination of both breasts takes 15 minutes. An ultrasound scan can take up to 30 minutes and ultrasound biopsies can take up to a further 30 minutes.

How much does it cost?

Our dedicated advisers will be able to talk you through prices for each of the tests that may be required during your visit. We are unable to advise a fixed price for the rapid access breast clinic as the tests required vary from patient to patient. For more information please call our team on 01582 714 420.

Do I have to be within a certain age range?

We carry our mammograms from age 35 years upwards, however there are exceptional circumstances where they could be performed at an earlier age. If you have a family history of breast cancer or you have found a lump please contact us urgently for further details.

Will the mammogram hurt?

Mammograms can be uncomfortable but not unbearable. If you are concerned about this please talk to us prior to your mammogram.

What happens if I need further treatment?

Spire Harpenden are with you every step of the way. Your consultant will be able to explain the next steps depending on your results. Surgery and support are available here as well.

Find out more about our breast care consultants