Our consultants are the best in their field. We know because we handpick the specialists who work for us.

Our breast centre provides a full breast care service for anyone worried about their breast health or needing treatment for breast cancer.

We have brought together an expert team of specialist consultants, breast care nurses, and other clinical professionals and designed a service that provides wrap around care, meeting all your physical and emotional needs. This fully integrated service will make sure you receive the right assessment, diagnosis, and treatment as fast as possible.

Our consultants are the best in their field. We know because we handpick the specialists who work for us. This means you are in safe hands, but also that you will have access to all the latest developments in how to diagnose and treat breast cancer. In fact many of our consultants are also involved in researching and developing new technologies and techniques in breast care.

We are also known for the quality and compassion of our nursing staff. Our breast care nurses are experts and will be there for you every step of your journey through tests and treatment. Patients and consultants tell us that the quality of our nursing care is unparalleled. In fact, our patient satisfaction surveys consistently rank us as one of best hospitals in the UK.

Preventative Services

Thanks to amazing advances in detection and treatment, more people are surviving breast cancer than ever before. More than 80% of women with breast cancer are still alive five years after diagnosis but around 50,000 women are still diagnosed with breast cancer each year.

Early detection of breast cancer makes treatment much easier, with improved prospects for recovery.

Regular Breast Screening and Awareness

At King Edward VII we offer regular screening services carried out by our specialist breast care nurses. A mammogram (breast x-ray) is used to check for any changes in your breasts. We will also show you how to regularly check your own breasts so that you can be aware of anything unusual at an early stage.
As our diagnostics are all provided on site, screening results will be available at the time of your appointment.


Mammogram £245
Breast ultrasound £ 328
FNA or core biopsy £ 956
Breast MRI £1,310


Tel: 020 7467 4584 Email: enquiries@kingedwardvii.co.uk

King Edward VII’s Hospital is equipped with the most advanced technology and a wealth of expertise – from our range of consultant radiologists, who are all specialists in the major fields of radiology, to our highly-qualified team of technical and support staff.

Whatever tests you need, you can expect an efficient, safe and dignified experience and speedy results to help your consultant make decisions about your diagnosis and treatment.

The main procedures we use are:

3D Digital Mammogram (Tomosynthesis)
A mammogram is a breast x-ray. The mammogram machine gently compresses your breast before the x-ray is taken and then takes several images of your breast at different angles while moving over the breast in an arc. Whereas traditional mammogram machines give a 2D image of the breast, our Tomosynthesis machine uses digital technology to produce a detailed 3D image. This provides much more information and allows for greater accuracy in diagnosis. The test only lasts a few seconds.

Breast ultrasound
A breast ultrasound can be used to further investigate something picked up on a mammogram. A hand held probe is used to take a scan of the breast area using high frequency sound waves, providing a picture of the inside of the breast. This process is painless and takes less than half an hour to complete.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a scan that uses strong magnetic fields and radio waves to produce detailed images of the inside of the body. An MRI scan is not used routinely but is of good value in specific clinical circumstances or may be used when breast tissue is particularly dense and not enough information can be gained from a mammogram or ultrasound.

Vacuum Assisted Breast Biopsy
This is a high tech piece of equipment which allows us to capture tissue samples with pinpoint accuracy. It is used as a biopsy tool to collect tissue samples from the breast for analysis in the lab, and can also used in treatment to remove benign tumours.

Fine Needle Aspiration
This type of breast biopsy uses a very thin needle to extract cells from the breast or to draw fluid from a cyst. It will be performed during an ultrasound examination. Tissue and fluid samples are sent to the lab for analysis. This test feels similar to having a blood test.



Whatever the results of your tests, we will be there for you at every step. Our expert team will discuss the diagnosis with you and help you understand and consider your options for treatment. Together we will design a bespoke package of care that’s right for you.

Whatever the results of your tests, we will be there for you at every step. Our expert team will discuss the diagnosis with you and help you understand and consider your options for treatment. Together we will design a bespoke package of care that’s right for you.

We provide a comprehensive range of treatment options, including:

  • Surgery
  • Radiotherapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Hormone therapy
  • Biological treatments

Ongoing support
Our dedicated breast care nurses provide support, information and reassurance throughout your care. As well as having regular contact with the consultant leading your care, one of our nurses will act as your key worker, giving you a named person you will see every time you visit and can call at any time with questions or worries about your treatment.

Meeting your emotional needs
All the waiting and worrying can be traumatic, for you and for your wider family and friends. As well as the ongoing support you will receive from your breast care nurse, we also offer a formal counselling service to patients and their families which can be helpful.

Who can use the Breast Centre?
King Edward VII’s Hospital is a private healthcare service and anyone can use its services. Payment can either be made directly or via health insurance.

We provide support and treatment to both men and women. Although it is much rarer than in women, men can get breast cancer too. Every year about 400 men are diagnosed in the UK.

How do I make an appointment?
Often people are referred to our Breast Centre by other doctors, but you can refer yourself by contacting us directly to make an initial appointment. If you are not being referred by a doctor, we may ask you to provide details of your medical history and the results of any previous investigations you have had. This will help to make sure you see the right person for your initial consultation.

Tel:  020 7467 4584

Email: enquiries@kingedwardvii.co.uk

What will happen when I contact you?
You will be seen by the relevant specialist for a first consultation and meet with our breast care nurse. If necessary, you may be referred for further diagnostic tests including specialised scans.

Where to go for more information?
There is a lot of confusing information out there about breast cancer and it can be hard to know where to look. Your breast care nurse will be able to provide you with appropriate information about your condition and the options for treatment. You can also find useful information on these websites and support forums.


Breast cancer care support line: 0808 800 6000


Macmillan Cancer Support: 0808 808 0000

Breast Centre

King Edward VII's Hospital Breast Centre of Excellence


Breast Centre Imaging Request Form