Breast Health Check
There are more than 50,000 women and around 350 men diagnosed with breast cancer each year in the UK. Whether a person develops breast cancer can be influenced by several factors. These can include age, breast cancer genes, radiation, hormones, family history, alcohol intake, having children and many others.
Nowadays, far more patients who were diagnosed with breast cancer 5 years ago are still alive, This is due to more effective treatment and better detection methods at earlier stages of the disease.
Regular breast screening is a vital early detection measure and it should become a regular part of your health routine. If you find a lump in your breast it is necessarily a sign of cancer, but it is vital you speak to a GP as soon as possible.
It is not always easy to get an NHS GP appointment and this is not always as quick as you would hope. We offer same-day private GP appointments with experienced doctors at our two central London clinics. We offer consultations, examinations and advice on self-examination as well as urgent referrals for ultrasounds and mammograms.
Breast Health Questions and Answers
How common is breast cancer?
Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women in the UK. It is rare in men, but there are approximately 350 men diagnosed with this disease each year.
What are the risk factors?
Breast cancer is more common in women over 50. Some of these factors are, high breast density, not having children, not breast feeding, high alcohol intake, being overweight and lack of exercise.