London | Aberdeen
Following a recent expansion of our Aberdeen clinic with new, fully equipped consulting rooms and a State of Art Imaging Department, ROC is excited to announce that we will soon be commencing a Breast Clinic service at our Aberdeen – Westhill premise.
Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women with one in eight women being affected. The incidence of breast cancer increases dramatically over the age of 40 with 80% of women diagnosed with breast cancer aged over 45 years of age.
Whether you have a specific concern or you wish to attend routine breast cancer screening, ROC is here to help. The Breast clinic service at ROC is provided by a team of highly experienced and dedicated professionals who are focused on delivering high standard, individualised care to all our patients. We provide patients with access to highly skilled breast specialists and imaging services, provided by highly skilled mammographers and radiologists specialising in breast imaging.
What Breast Clinic Services are available at ROC?
You may attend ROC for routine screening but also as part of a one stop clinic.
As part of our Breast Clinic service, we provide the following:
- This is an opportunity for individuals to address any general concerns and to be examined by one of our breast care specialists with the investigation of any abnormality detected or personalised planning for routine breast cancer screening.
- This is widely recognised as the main screening tool for breast cancer and is vital in the diagnosis and staging of detected breast cancer lesions.
- We offer state-of-the-art 3D mammography combined with the use of Artificial Intelligence software to assist the radiologist in reading the images. ROC is delighted to be the only private healthcare facility in UK using Breast AI in clinical practice.
- All women attending ROC will be offered a 3D mammogram, but a 2D is also available.
- This may be done in conjunction with mammography or as a lone investigation as recommended by your clinician. Breast ultrasound may be sufficient to investigate your symptoms although often is undertaken in conjunction with a mammogram.
Breast density and personalised risk assessments
- Our personalised risk assessment programme is focused on ensuring that all our patients receive the best possible care, completely focused on their individual needs.
- All women attending a mammogram at ROC will have a breast density report undertaken. Dense breasts make it harder for doctors to see breast cancers on 2D mammograms and also increase a woman’s risk for developing breast cancer.
Ultrasound Guided Biopsy
- If you have a breast lump, your clinician may recommend you have a biopsy. The reason for the biopsy is to determine if lump is benign or malignant. Following administration of a local anaesthetic a small tissue sample will be collected using a needle and ultrasound images to guide the radiologist. This sample will then be analysed to determine the nature of the identified lump.
Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
- This specific type of breast biopsy may be required if a mammogram shows a breast abnormality such as:
- Microcalcifications can be seen on your mammogram, but cannot be felt or seen on an ultrasound.
- Distortion in the structure of the breast tissue that cannot be easily explained.
- Abnormal tissue change in an area of the breast.
- New calcium deposits at a previous surgery site.
- During the procedure, one of our expert radiologists will use mammography images produced at various angles to guide a mechanised needle to remove the tissue sample. The procedure is undertaken under a local anaesthetic.
One Stop Clinic
- At ROC we are delighted to be able to offer our patients the opportunity to benefit from our one stop clinic service that provides a triple assessment of any breast abnormalities including consultation and examination with one of our experienced breast surgeons, mammography or ultrasound examination and fine needle biopsy if required, thus providing a full diagnostic assessment in one appointment. This significantly reduces the time between initial investigation and diagnosis with this often being the time of greatest anxiety for a patient.
How do you book an appointment?
All women attending any of the Breast Clinic Services require a referral.
You may be referred by your own doctor, or you may consult one of our doctors first.
You cannot self-refer directly for a breast imaging investigation, but you may self-refer to the One Stop Breast Clinic. Do contact the clinic for more information.
Why choose the ROC Breast Clinic?
At ROC we are committed to providing individualised, patient focused care. Highly skilled and experienced specialists combined with state-of-the-art equipment allow us to provide our patients with expert advice and guidance on all possible treatment and management options for their breast care needs.
- Highly experienced and reputable specialists
- Safe and supportive environment
- Highly accurate diagnostic facilities
- 3D Mammography and breast density reporting
- Personalised risk assessments
- Commitment to Excellence :
- ROC is the only private healthcare facility in UK incorporating Breast AI Reporting into clinical practice
- ROC make available 3D mammography and breast density to all women attending the clinic
- COVID-19 Screening offered to all attending the clinic