Breast Screening

 

Lady McAdden has been providing Breast Screening for over 40 years, relying completely on donations and separately from the NHS.

Our nurses are working throughout the pandemic and providing Breast Awareness remotely and over the phone. This service will, when the pandemic permits, be back available face to face for those who are unable to access the remote service.

During the pandemic, checking your own breasts has never been more important and our Breast Awareness has been updated to help you with this. Almost half the cases diagnosed prior to the pandemic were where a woman noticed changes herself. During the pandemic even the national screening service stopped for a period, meaning the only diagnosis was by self referral!

So, knowing what is normal for you, what to look for and what to do has been essential. BUT, almost half of women don’t know how to check their breasts properly and many, even those who have done it for years, lack confidence.

This is where our service is unique, giving you the opportunity to learn, relearn or have the support to check your breasts with a Lady McAdden Nurse in a one to one environment – no lemons, we promise!  And you can come back to us as often as you need, for the support you need.

The appointments are available during the day or evenings, making this service very accessible particularly for those who are not local, unable to visit due to shielding or leading busy lives that mean they find it difficult to attend appointments. The remote service is proving extremely popular and feedback is excellent and below one of very many examples of feedback we have received:

(Remote appointments are via a secure connection and require no registration but are essentially video calls that you access via a link from your email – this requires a PC/Laptop/Tablet or smart phone – if this isn’t possible we can telephone you)

Our online Breast Awareness is via a secure connection (or telephone) with a Lady McAdden Nurse and consist of 4 sections in line with the NHS 5 point plan for being Breast Aware

  1. What is normal for the lady – does she have any concerns or recent changes
  2. How to look at your breasts and feel them
  3. What changes to look for *
  4. What to do if the lady finds any changes.

If you would like to learn to check yourself correctly and confidently via an  Online Breast Awareness session, please register here.

Early detection and diagnosis are key in beating Breast Cancer. We passionately believe all women need this education – it could save your life!

We do ask for a donation for this service on booking and it costs us around £25-30 per appointment. We receive no government funding and can only continue to offer our services because of your generous donations and our wonderful fundraisers and volunteers.  

 
 

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Mammograms are currently paused –

  • Routine screening by mammography from age 40 with no upper age limit this includes an appointment with our Assistant Practitioner in mammography
  • Routine screening by mammography from age 40 with no upper age limit this includes an appointment with our Specialist Breast Nurse. This is for Existing Clients, those with Breast Implants or Family History

Screening aims to detect cancer in its infancy, for women found to have breast cancer the potential health gain can be substantial. In addition innumerable women have had fears allayed.

Approximately 5,000 women visit the Unit each year.

Breast Awareness 

Our traditional Breast Awareness has been updated to work with the NHS 5 point plan where the Appointment will consist of the first 4 sections the of the Plan for being Breast Aware.

  1. What is normal for the lady – does she have any concerns or recent changes
  2. How to look at your breasts and feel them
  3. What changes to look for *
  4. What to do if the lady finds any changes.

This how to check yourself appointment is hands on, where you will be able to discuss any concerns with the Nurse and how to incorporate into your daily routine as it is found to be more effective for you to be able to check yourself effectively and monitor changes on a regular basis rather than just an annual check. This service is open to all women aged 18+ and involves an appointment with a specially trained nurse who will help you understand how to practically check yourself and what to look for. 

The NHS Breast Screening 5 Point Plan for being breast aware is:

  • know what’s normal for you
  • look at your breasts and feel them
  • know what changes to look for
  • report any changes without delay
  • attend routine screening if you’re 50 or over

Please note Lady McAdden are able to offer routine screening for aged 40+

We stress the importance of gaining confidence in how to check your breasts, including the process of self-examination and looking for any visual change and we encourage women to attend for routine breast screening where available. Early detection and diagnosis are key to beating Breast Cancer. 

Osteoporosis 

  • Osteoporosis checks – we have an x-ray heel scanner that provides a check for men and women over the age of 35. This clinic will return when we have finished the refurbishment of our property in Elmsleigh Drive. We are unable to provide this service at our unit in Hillborough Road

Lady McAdden Breast Screening Unit is a registered charity (no. 1062236).

 

 

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