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Breast Screening Options

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Breast Screening Options – Mammography / BCTect / MRI / Genetic Testing

 

An event delivered by members of The London Breast Clinic consultant team

Thursday 23 September 2010

Oxford Suite, Hallam Conference Centre, 44 Hallam Street, London

 

A patient focussed event looking specifically at breast screening and the options available for all patient groups from normal risk to high risk delivered by members of The London Breast Clinic consultant team.

 

Sessions will be conducted at 3pm and at 4:30pm by:

  • Mr Simon Marsh - Consultant Breast Surgeon

  • Dr William Teh - Consultant Radiologist

  • Dr James Mackay - Consultant Geneticist

 

To reserve your place or request more information please contact Hamish Millar:

symposium@108harleystreet.co.uk 0207 563 1234 / 07879 41896

 

Mammogram

A breast x-ray, generally only suitable for women aged 35 or over, performed by a radiographer and viewed by a consultant radiologist.

 

BCTect

A blood based test for the early detection of breast cancer. This is a test designed as complimentary to mammography to assist with the diagnostic accuracy of patients with “dense” breasts.

 

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Image)

A harmless but noisy multi-dimensional imaging scan using a very high strength magnetic field which creates detailed images of the body. An injection of dye is sometimes used.

 

Ultrasound

High frequency sound waves which are converted into an image of the breast. Ultrasound is used to diagnose breast problems in women under the mammogram age limit of 35, or as an additional investigation for patients who have had a mammogram.

 

Genes

Genes comprise particles of DNA, packaged in chromosomes. They determine when and where the body makes each of the many thousands of proteins required for life and instruct cells in their growth and function. Humans have 20-30,000 genes. Researchers hunt for disease associated genes has resulted in a number being identified, including some that are pre-determiners for cancer. Better understanding of the function of genes and their contribution to disease is leading to increasingly improved treatments.

 

For more information about the The London Breast Clinic and the other specialist services at 108 Harley Street visit www.108harleystreet.co.uk. Email info@108harleystreet.co.uk or call Hamish Millar on 0207 563 1234 / 07879 418969.

 

Breast treatment news : 16 September 2010