We make no charge for an appointment at the Unit. We ask if possible for a donation towards the cost of their visit as without these donations we could not continue.The cost of providing such a comprehensive service is not cheap. It costs us approximately £110 for each client visiting for our Mammogram service and £60 for each Breast Awareness visit. With running costs of around £500,000 per annum the continued generosity of the public is vital to our continued survival and development.
Services currently available are –
- Consultation with one of our Clinic Sisters (we refer to it as Breast Awareness) – For all women aged 18+
- Routine screening by mammography from age 40 with no upper age limit. Also includes consultation with one of our Clinic Sisters (Specialist Nurses).
- With the purchase of an x-ray heel scanner we are now pleased to offer osteoporosis scanning for men and women over the age of 35
- Osteoporosis clinics run from our additional premises at Elmsleigh Drive in Leigh on Sea.
We stress the importance of gaining confidence in breast awareness including the process of self-examination and looking for any visual change and we encourage women to attend for routine breast screening where applicable.
With this in mind a specially trained and experienced Breast sisters are available to provide support, advice, care, empathy, education and information
Approximately 5,000 women visit the Unit each year.
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.
Lady McAdden Breast Screening Unit is a registered charity (no. 10622360/0).
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