Why choose Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital for your breast care?

We believe it’s good for women to get their breasts screened regularly. Spotting something early increases the chances of diagnosing a condition before it becomes serious.

The Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital diagnostic department is able to screen you for any abnormalities of your breast, cervix and ovaries. If left untreated something out of the ordinary can lead to cancer. However, most abnormalities will turn out not to be serious. With early detection, treatment can be more successful.

Why breast awareness in important

Being breast-aware is part of maintaining your healthy lifestyle. As women get older their risk of developing breast cancer increases. Being conscious of how your breasts look and feel and regularly checking them is vital.

If you notice any of the following, it could be in your best interests to arrange a breast screen with us:

  • Changes in size of the breast or if one breast is noticeably larger than the other
  • Inverted nipples or a change in nipple shape
  • A rash on or around the nipple
  • Discharge from one or both nipples
  • Puckering or dimpling of the skin of the breast
  • A swelling under the armpit or around the collar bone
  • A lump or thickening of the breast
  • Constant pain in the breast or your armpit
  • Don’t wait to get yourself checked.

It’s easy to check for any changes as you are getting dressed or in the shower. You should feel all parts of your breast and up into your armpit.

If you have a persistent breast lump that feels unusual, don’t wait. Whatever your age, call us and ask to attend our specialist breast clinic. It’s always best to get yourself seen, as it may reassure you and reduce anxiety.

Breast screening at Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital

There are many reasons for changes to occur in the breast. Cysts can easily develop – these are fluid filled sacs and are usually harmless, but can become larger, more tender and more painful before your period.

Breast screening can detect breast cancer at a very early stage when there is a good chance of a successful recovery. Early treatment can stop the disease developing.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide. About 50,000 women in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Breast tissue changes with age with the milk producing tissue being replaced with fat. For more statistics please visit Macmillan Cancer Support.

How we can help you with breast care?

Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital has regular expert breast clinic services which you can access easily.

We’re here to listen. Our consultants are extremely knowledgeable about breast conditions and surgery, and our nurses support you at every stage of investigation and treatment.

How to book a breast screening

Our diagnostic staff can provide mammogram and ultrasound services. A mammogram is an X-ray of the breasts. It takes about 15-20 minutes and can detect small changes in the breast tissue. The report will usually be sent out to you within 4 working days. A copy is also sent to your GP for their records.

To enquire about booking a consultation with one of our breast consultants please call 01223 370 922 or fill out the contact form below.

Maggie's Cambridge Centre - Cancer support

We are very proud to work in conjunction with Maggie’s on our premises for two days a week. Maggie’s provide qualified expert emotional support and offer practical advice around nutrition, benefits and general information for those with cancer and their carers.

Our consultants

Mr Amit Agrawal

MBBS, MS, FRCSEd, DM (Breast), FRCS Surgery

Specialty General Surgery

Mr Parto Forouhi

BSc (Edin), MB ChB (Edin), MD (Edin), FRCS (Eng)

Specialty General Surgery

Our Breast Care Nurse Specialist

Lorraine Walker

Lorraine Walker - Breast Nurse Specialist

Lorraine has previously been a Macmillan breast care nurse consultant and holds an NHS MSc Advanced Practitioner, Ba (Hons) Healthcare qualification. Her role includes supporting patients with a diagnosis of breast cancer both physically and psychologically throughout their treatment modalities and beyond, supporting and empowering patients to make choices regarding their treatment. She also provides specialist knowledge and expertise to colleagues in the Nuffield and wider community. She is an Advanced Practitioner with experience in complex wound care following breast surgery and breast reconstruction, a Clinical Aromatherapist (International Therapy Examinations Council) and a Western Medical Acupuncturist.