On this page:

Please note: patients should continue to attend their breast screening appointments unless contacted by the Trust. Breast screening appointments are deemed as essential activity and therefore exempt from restrictions imposed in Tier 4 areas. 

Breast screening is important in the early detection of breast cancer. It offers a significant opportunity for early diagnoses which increases the chances of recovery.

Breast screening units across London have put measures in place to reduce the risk of Covid-19 to keep you safe. Access to screening services is also easier as you can have your appointment on days and times of your own choosing.

The Breast Service at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is based predominantly at the Rose Centre building which provides a comprehensive service for patients which includes initial consultation and diagnostic services in the same location as well as providing a one-stop service.

St George’s Healthcare has three consultant surgeons in the breast team, providing surgery for breast cancer, as well as a wide-ranging diagnostic and nursing team. All patients are offered the option of immediate reconstruction at the time of mastectomy.

Since December 2006, St George’s Healthcare’s breast cancer surgeons have been using the latest techniques to avoid unnecessary removal of a patient’s underarm lymph nodes which can leave patients at risk of side effects including lymphoedema (swelling), shoulder stiffness and nerve damage.

For more information regarding the service and your appointment, please click on the links to the left of this page.