Breast screening and surgery

Early diagnosis is often the key to survival.

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Breast cancer is one of the major causes of early death for women.

We have the facilities and expertise to offer lump investigation and breast risk health assessment – without the worry and uncertainty of waiting.

Sentinel lymph node biopsy and lymph node removal

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Is breast screening right for you?

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the UK, with more than 40,000 new cases diagnosed each year. Clinical sources tell us that one in eight women in the UK will develop breast cancer in their life, a fact that makes screening so important.

The good news is that the number of people dying from breast cancer is reducing sharply, due to a combination of improved treatments and earlier detection. Although the risk of breast cancer increases with age, about one in seven cancers are diagnosed in women under the age of 50.

It is generally recommended that all women should have a mammogram at regular intervals. Mammograms can help spot cancer in the breast that is too small to be seen or felt. A breast cancer genetic test and examination of your breasts by a breast specialist can provide added reassurance – particularly if you have a family history of breast cancer. Recent health statistics estimate that breast screening saves 1,500 lives a year.

Why choose Spire Leicester for breast screening?

If you decide to have breast screening with us, you’ll be cared for by dedicated professionals who understand what you’re feeling and are committed to getting the best results for you. We have a comprehensive digital mammography service led by specialist consultant radiologists and female radiographers. Each mammogram is reviewed by two specialist consultant breast radiologists after your appointment, ensuring every possible opportunity is taken to identify areas of concern.

If you’ve found a lump or noticed some breast changes we’ll arrange a consultation with a specialist breast consultant for you quickly. We offer a weekly One Stop Breast clinic to ensure you do not have to wait long to see a specialist or a worrying wait for test results.

Spire Healthcare have won many awards for the quality of care given and we think our patients here at Spire Leicester agree - in our patient satisfaction survey for 2018, 98% of patients told us they would recommend their consultant to friends and family.