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Breast Screening

Mr Robertson is able to see you in clinic regarding assessment and management of abnormalities found on a screening mammogram, either from the NHS Breast Screening Programme or from a private breast screening mammogram (including mammograms performed through your work).

He will perform the very important accompanying clinical assessment and examination at your breast clinic visit. If you are able to bring the images along with you from any private mammograms, then our breast radiology consultant will be able to review these too. If you have been recalled for an abnormality detected following an NHS Breast Screening Mammogram +/- biopsy, and wish to discuss private treatment, we would be delighted to see you and just ask if you could let our team know in advance of the appointment, so we can get hold of relevant investigations ready for the clinic.

Although it is a very worrying time being recalled for a breast screening mammogram, we are able to help and support you through this. Around 7% of women are called back (“recalled”) after their first screening test, but many of these women will not have cancer. Around 3% of women are called back after further screening tests.

Further tests might involve a magnified mammogram to look at the abnormal area in more detail and may involve an ultrasound scan in addition +/- a needle biopsy. If you have been unfortunate enough to have a breast cancer diagnosed, remember that breast cancers found by screening are generally at an earlier stage. Very early breast cancers are usually easier to treat, may need less treatment, and are more likely to be cured.

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