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Why choose London West End Medical Centre for my mammogram?

Early detection of breast cancer can be lifesaving. At the London West End Medical Centre, you don't have to worry or wait if you want the peace of mind of breast screening. You can refer yourself for a self-pay mammogram if you're over 40-years-old and haven't experienced any symptoms or had breast screening within the last 12 months.

A mammogram takes 15 minutes to perform. Appointments are available Monday-Friday from 09:30 - 16:30. 

Full-Field Digital Mammography

This is a sophisticated type of mammography that captures detailed digital images the breast. Benefits of this include:

  • lower radiation doses.
  • reduced pressure on the breasts during the screening.
  • improved breast cancer detection rates.

Your mammogram will be carried out by a qualified mammographer. The images are double-read and reported by 2 specialist breast imaging radiologists.

When will I find out the results?

If your results are normal, we'll send you a letter confirming this within 2 weeks. 96% of women receive a normal result.

In the event that you need further tests, we'll call you and ask that you make an appointment with your GP for referral to a breast clinic. We will send the results of your mammography to your GP.

Making the right choice

Having a mammogram is your choice.  We want you to have as much information as possible so you are confident to make that choice. We encourage you to access this online tool which helps calculate your lifetime risk of developing breast cancer which you can compare with a women of the same age.

If you find your risk is low you may decide not to proceed with a mammogram. If you find your risk is high you may be anxious and want to ask some questions. We have a clinical support service manned by a group of trained doctors who can help you. Please call us and we can arrange a phone consultation.

What should I do if I have any breast symptoms?

We advise you to book an appointment with your GP. We also run a private GP service at our medical centre, with appointments available at short notice.