Breast screening in Brighton
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At Nuffield Health Brighton Hospital, we believe that being breast-aware is part of maintaining your healthy lifestyle. If you are a female, 40 or over and have no symptoms, you can self-refer to have a mammogram for quick reliable results.
Why choose Nuffield Health Brighton Hospital for your breast screening?
At Nuffield Health Brighton Hospital, we have developed a unique and caring breast screening program providing easy access to our brand new state of the art digital mammogram.
We understand that if you’ve been referred for any type of breast problem you really want a fast and accurate diagnosis. That’s why we have developed a fast track breast clinic that is easily accessible to both men and women.
The most common (easy to recognise) symptoms that require further assessment:
- Any form of breast lump
- Nipple discharge
- Nipple inversion
- Change in breast shape
- Breast asymmetry or enlargement
- Lump or swelling in the armpit
- Skin dimpling/puckering
- Nipple crusting
- Skin redness not improving with antibiotics
- Persistent breast pain
You should also seek professional advice if you have a family history of breast cancer as regular breast examination is recommended in high risk patients.
Some people worry that their problem is due to cancer of the breast but most patients referred do not have breast cancer. We have developed a unique and caring clinic with the right clinical specialties to get you the answers you need.
Our consultants are extremely knowledgeable about breast conditions and our matron-led nurses support you at every stage of investigation and treatment. If you suspect you have problem with your breasts please contact your GP and ask him/her to refer you to our breast clinic.
Our reliable breast screening process
If you choose to have your mammogram at our specialist breast clinic, our expert mammographer will talk you through the procedure and ensure extra care is taken while compressing the breast to help reduce any anxiety experienced during the examination.
The images are then reported by two specialist breast radiologists and a report sent to you and your GP within 10 working days. Sometimes further tests are needed, if this is the case you will be contacted within 3 working days and can chose to continue your care with us or be referred back to your GP for referral to the NHS breast screening services.
Why is breast screening important?
Put simply statistics show that breast screening can save lives. Improvements in treatments combined with early detection means that the 5 year survival rate of ladies diagnosed with invasive breast cancer has increased to 97.1%
To book your appointment today please call 01273 961653. Alternatively, you can request to be contacted at a more convenient time by filling out a contact form above.
Mammogram (breast screening) consultants at Brighton Hospital
Warren Road, Brighton, BN2 6DX
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