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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.

Our specialist team

Meet the consultants who are part of our expert team here at Spire Manchester Hospital. In addition to our experienced consultant breast surgeons, we also have specialist breast care nurses to support you throughout your journey.

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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 surviving breast cancer is increasing 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 aged 50 to 70 and those at higher risk should have a mammogram at regular intervals. In addition women and men who notice changes in their breasts may be recommended by a Doctor to have a mammogram. Mammograms can help spot cancer in the breast that is too small to be seen or felt. A breast cancer genetic test and a breast health risk assessment is also an option – 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 Manchester Hospital 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. 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 have several breast clinics every week to ensure you do not have to wait long to see a specialist.

Spire Manchester Hospital offers a one-stop breast clinic where you will be seen by an experienced consultant breast surgeon and a specialised breast care nurse. At your appointment, the consultant will take your family history, offer a clinical examination and arrange any tests which may be required. Often these tests can be performed on the same day, so you have your results as quickly as possible.

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.

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