Early Diagnosis

Early Diagnosis
For your peace of mind

If you notice anything abnormal in your breasts it is important to take action and get checked. An early check reduces time spent worrying and an early diagnosis means you have far more choices ahead.

Our highly specialised professionals offer a complete pathway for breast assessment. This includes initial imaging, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant breast disease with support and aftercare.

Breast Awareness

Breast Awareness
What is normal for you?

Being aware of your own breasts is a significant part of looking after your health. It is important for you to become familiar with how your breasts look and feel so that you notice any changes or abnormalities at an early stage. Getting into the habit of touching, looking and checking your breasts regularly is good practice. 

Breast symptoms such as lumps, nipple discharge, nipple rash/eczema are vital to look out for, but in most cases they are not cancerous. For peace of mind, book a screening appointment soon as possible.

Breast X-ray / Mammogram

Breast X-ray / Mammogram
Early diagnosis is important

A mammogram is an x-ray examination of the breasts. It is the most reliable method of detecting breast cancers at an early stage, even when they are too small for you or your doctor to see or feel.

In the UK, around 1 in 9 women will develop breast cancer at some time in their life. The risk of breast cancer increases as women get older.

The Wellington Breast Care Unit offer routine mammograms from the age of 40 upwards. 

Triple Assessment Clinic

Triple Assessment Clinic
Expert care, rapid diagnosis

Our breast care experts aim to investigate, re-assure or diagnose breast conditions in a single visit using state-of-the art technology.

On your first visit you will be required to undertake the three assessments. After your assessments your results will be available on the same day. Only if you require a biopsy will you need to return for further results.

Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer
Understanding your condition

A lump could turn out to be a tumour. These could be either non-cancerous (benign) or cancerous (malignant). For your consultant to identify if a tumour as benign or malignant, they will perform a series of diagnostic tests and a biopsy where necessary.

If you are diagnosed with breast cancer, our multi-disciplinary team will help you make informed decisions about your treatment and next steps.

Family History

Family History
Assess the risks

Some breast cancers that cluster in families are associated with inherited mutations in particular genes, such as BRCA1 or BRCA2.

If you have significant family history of cancer, you may carry a higher risk of developing breast cancer, ovarian cancer and several other types of cancer in your lifetime.

If you are worried about the impact of family history on your future, you may benefit from visiting our genetic testing clinic.