With 1 in 8 women being diagnosed with breast cancer and 90% of lumps found by women themselves, the importance of breast examination and improving breast awareness cannot be understated. This is why BreastHealth UK offers the BreastCheck service to women.
Unlike the NHS breast screening service where you are not invited for screening until you are over 47, our service is available to women over the age of 18 and offers training and advice on breast self-examination.
The BreastCheck breast cancer examination involves:
The online breast cancer risk assessment is a questionnaire about your family history, health and lifestyle and is completed entirely confidentially via our secure website.
Once you have completed your online breast cancer risk assessment, we will contact you to arrange an appointment at a convenient time and location with a breast specialist nurse.
The nurse will take you through your risk assessment and advise on any lifestyle changes you can make to reduce your risk. The nurse will also conduct a clinical breast examination and show you how to conduct self-examinations. This appointment is also an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
BreastCheck is only available in London.
The breast specialist nurse will also show you how to register for our automated breast self-examination reminder service so that you get a monthly email to remind you to examine your breasts so you can look out for any signs of breast cancer.
BreastCheck is designed to give you the skills to conduct your own self-examination and give you the opportunity to have your breasts examined by a specialist. It gives you peace of mind and the confidence to identify small changes in your breasts, and helps to ensure any problems are detected early when treatment outcomes are at their best.
If you are interested in the BreastCheck breast cancer examination service then please contact us to arrange an appointment or you can start by completing our online breast cancer risk assessment after which we will contact you. If you have further questions about BreastCheck please see our FAQ video on this page and you will also find answers to questions about breast cancer on our breast cancer FAQ page.