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Breast screening

Breast screening is offered as part of the NHS breast screening programme either at the hospital or one of our mobile sites. The site you are called to for screening will be the one nearest to your GP surgery, but we can always accommodate you at another site if that would be more convenient. Our mobile breast screening unit visits Newmarket, Sudbury, Mildenhall, Rickinghall, Thetford and Haverhill.

Services provided

Every woman between the ages of 50 to 71 years old should receive an invitation for routine breast screening once every 3 years. If you are over the age of 71 you may also ask us directly for a screen once every 3 years; it's free and as age is a risk factor in developing breast cancer we would encourage you to continue to come to regular screening.

We offer extended appointment service for disabled women or those with learning disabilities: do call us to book an appropriate appointment.

We also offer additional screening for those women who have a proven BRCA gene mutation via the genetics service referral at Addenbrookes.

Contact the team

 

Outpatient appointment enquiries: 01284 713713

Breast screening appointment enquiries: 01284 712880

Breast screening reception: 01284 713941

Breast care nurse: 01284 713281

Consultant radiologist: Dr Emma Senior (director of screening)

Consultant radiologist: Dr Sonja Jovanoska

Consultant radiographer: Ann Hills. Kathryn Taylor

Superintendent radiographer: Samantha Newton

Deputy superintendent: Rebecca Watson

Advanced practitioner: Lisa Chadwick

Assistant practitioner: Abigail Macintosh, Nemonee Stone

Radiographer: Sally Leggett

Radiographer: Lesley Rowlands 

Radiographer: Michelle Fountain

Radiographer: Joanne Horrocks 

Radiographer: Rachel Bates

Location 

The breast screening department is located off the main corridor to the right-hand side of the hospital past the outpatient department. Follow directions for wards G4/G5 continue through the corridor past the diabetes centre on your right until you get to the junction for wards G4/G6. Turn left, follow the corridor for ward G4, the breast screening departmept is situated half way along that corridor on the left-hand side, signposted as Lady Elsie Robson Unit. 

National information 

The information produced on this webpage is in compliance with the national information published on screening for local NHS websites. Please follow the links provided for national guidance on all forms of screening, including breast screening. 

NHS Choices

Gov UK                   

Patient information

If you are worried about breast cancer symptoms, such as a lump or area of thickened tissue in a breast, don't wait to be offered screening; please see your GP in the first instance. They will advise if a referral is needed to one of our symptomatic breast clinics. 

The links below provide guidance and useful information on various aspects of breast cancer: 

NHS breast screening programme

Breast screening information leaflets

Breast cancer now