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Wellwoman Screening at 108 X-Ray and Imaging

In response to requests from our patients, who have indicated that they would prefer a targeted Consultant led screening programme instead of the more routinely available general “bupa” style health screen, we have developed a one stop comprehensive combined breast and gynaecological review.

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In response to requests from our patients, who have indicated that they would prefer a targeted Consultant led screening programme instead of the more routinely available general “bupa” style health screen, we have developed a one stop comprehensive combined breast and gynaecological review.

The service is led by Mr Angus McIndoe a Consultant Gynaecologist and Gynaecological Oncologist, a member of the Tatler 2013 Top Consultants List.

  • Consultation and Review with Mr McIndoe
  • Cervical Smear - The cervical smear remains the most reliable test for screening for cervical pre-cancers. This may be supplemented with HPV testing in some circumstances. The NHS advocates screening every three years from the age of 25 but most other countries offer screening every year.
  • Bilateral Mammogram - Full field digital mammography is a diagnostic, low dose x-ray examination, using dedicated equipment, for examining the breast. It is usually offered to women over 40 and is used routinely in screening programmes. It is also the first investigation for symptomatic purposes, including for those with a family history of breast cancer or on hormone replacement therapy. In order to perform a mammogram, the breast is compressed between two perspex x-ray plates, some women find this uncomfortable, and a very small number may find it painful. Mammography is carried out by a radiographer and the image of the breast is then reviewed by a consultant breast radiologist.
  • Ultrasound - Pelvic ultrasound is the most common form of scanning used and gives a good image of the ovaries and uterus. The transducer, the part of the machine that sends and receives the ultrasound, can be placed either on the abdomen or in the vagina. Because the ovaries and uterus are near the top of the vagina the internal transducer will often give a more accurate examination.

Other tests can be included if required or clinically indicated.

A full report of the review will be available within 48 hours

Any screening abnormalities can of course be investigated with a rapid appointment with a Consultant at The London Breast Clinic or a referral to the Consultant of the patient’s choice. The cost of this review is £675.

More information can be obtained by contacting the clinic on 0207 563 1234 or email info@108harleystreet.co.uk

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