Breast screening

Please note that from September 2018 a programme of work will commence as part of the upgrade to the hospital’s facilities. During this period of time there may be some noise disturbance although we assure you that any disruption will be kept to an absolute minimum.

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Breast Screening

Breast screening

Breast screening saves lives…prioritise yours with an annual check

Breast screening saves lives by detecting changes in the breast at an early stage when there is a better chance that treatment will be successful. With our new digital mammography at Oaks Hospital you can be screened more often and from a younger age.

How we can help you prioritise your health

  • We can offer annual screening to both reassure and identify any changes as early as possible.
  • We use advanced mammography with a lower dose of radiation.
  • We use digital mammography which helps to detect smaller changes in the breast, too small to be felt by either yourself or a doctor.
  • We can screen you from the age of 40 years and also over 70 years when you may not eligible for NHS screening.
  • We can arrange your mammogram appointment at a time to suit you.
  • Your mammogram will be double-reported by two Consultant Breast Radiologists.
  • We can organise rapid access to our one-stop breast clinic for early diagnosis, if necessary.
  • Price of the screening is £115

Next steps

  • You can refer yourself for a screen if you are over 40 years and do not have any breast symptoms. If you have found a breast lump we offer a rapid diagnosis breast clinic.
  • Phone us on 01206 753227 for more information and to book a breast screen.
  • You will be seen by a radiographer who will explain the process before carrying out your mammogram.
  • We will contact you with your results within seven days.

Take a look at our Breast Screening leaflet with information on about our service.


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