Breast Screening

Our Services

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

With the onset of Coronavirus, we have currently paused all services, however we are looking to trial our Breast Awareness online very soon. 

Our online Breast Awareness will be via a secure connection 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 register your interest in participating in an Online Breast Awareness session, please register here. 

 
 

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Services currently paused are –

  • 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.

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 (anticipated early 2020). 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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