MammogramA mammogram is an X-ray machine designed specifically to take 2D images of the breast
During a mammogram, the breast is positioned between two flat plates on the machine, which lightly press together. There may be some discomfort but our Mammographers do their best to minimise this. Two X-rays will be taken of the breast and the images sent to a computer where the pictures are reviewed, and a report developed.
If you are aged 40 or over, do not currently have any symptoms or have not had a breast cancer screening mammogram within the last 12 months, you can book a mammogram with no referral needed as part of our Breast Screening service.
Mammograms are offered through our breast care services
We work with specialist breast care teams at KIMS Hospital and Sevenoaks Medical Centre, who will guide you through your mammogram, explain everything you should expect and support you throughout the breast scan.
Mammograms are available at:
KIMS Hospital, Maidstone
Sevenoaks Medical Centre
Prices & payment
We offer a guide price of:
The guide price is based on the usual clinical needs of patients. For more information, please see our terms and conditions.
Why do I need a mammogram?
Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in the UK, with around 12,000 women dying of the disease every year. The risk of developing breast cancer increases with age; lifestyle can also add to the risk, such as being overweight, drinking alcohol and smoking.
If you are aged 40 or over, do not currently have any symptoms or have not had a breast cancer screening within the last 12 months, having a mammogram through our Breast Screening and Breast Care services can help with early detection of the disease and can increase the likelihood of survival as treatment can be given as soon as possible.
If you have a symptom, such as a breast lump, rash or change in the appearance of your breast, you will need to see a specialist Consultant where you will be offered a mammogram as part of our Consultant-led Breast Clinics.
Where can I see a Consultant and have a mammogram?
As a private patient, you can choose to have your appointment at KIMS Hospital in Maidstone or Sevenoaks Medical Centre. We offer mammograms at both of our locations and we may be able to offer you an appointment sooner at one of these. Alternatively, you might find it more convenient to choose one, depending on where you live and work.
What if I need further tests or treatment?
If your results show that you need any further tests through our Breast Care services, treatment or surgery, your Consultant will recommend these to you. If you need a procedure, this will take place at KIMS Hospital.
I didn’t really think anything of the lump at first… I have private medical insurance through my husband’s work, so I booked an appointment in the Breast Clinic at KIMS Hospital. Imelda Bell – Breast clinic
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