The Breast Health Practice

The Breast Health Practice at GenesisCare

Welcome to The Breast Health Practice at GenesisCare

Most women experience changes in the breast at some time. This can be absolutely normal and may be simply associated with aging or development. Your age, hormone levels, and medicines you take may cause lumps, bumps, and discharges (fluids that are not breast milk). However, if you are concerned that any changes are not normal for you then you should discuss them with your doctor as soon as possible.

Why should I go to The Breast Health Practice?

We provide the only one-stop private clinic in the area with consultations and tests all in one place.

Some common breast changes are:

    • Fibrocystic breast changes – lumpiness, thickening and swelling, often just before a woman’s period.
    • Cysts – fluid-filled lumps.
    • Fibroadenomas – solid, round, rubbery lumps that move easily when pushed, occurring most in younger women.
    • Intraductal papillomas – growths similar to warts near the nipple.
    • Blocked milk ducts.
    • Milk production when not breastfeeding.
    • Painful nipples or retraction (turning inward).
    • Redness around the nipple or breast skin.
    • Skin dimpling or irritation.
    • You should regularly check your own breasts to make sure you find anything unusual as quickly as possible. Click here for guidance on how to check your breasts.

To help your consultant swiftly diagnose your condition, there is access to the latest diagnostic tests at GenesisCare, which include:

Visit our breast health clinic

There is no need for a GP referral, you can refer yourself to our breast clinic. So, if you have any concerns about your breasts, you can book a consultation at GenesisCare, Milton Keynes with one of the specialists below.

Breast health clinic consultants, types, and availability

Consultant

Location

Clinic times

Mr Kian Chin

Milton Keynes

Monday 3pm – 5pm
Thursday 6pm – 8pm

Mr Jonathan Dawson

Milton Keynes

Friday 11am – 12.30pm

Mr Hamed Khan

Milton Keynes

Wednesday 6pm – 7pm

Mrs Ritchie Chalmers

Maidstone

Please call 01732 207 000 for clinic times and appointments

Delilah Hassanally

Maidstone

 Please call 01732 207 000 for clinic times and appointments

Mr Abdul Kasem

Maidstone

 Please call 01732 207 000 for clinic times and appointments

Download our GenesisCare Breast Health Practice patient Information factsheet here.

Examine your breasts

A breast self-exam is a check-up a woman does at home to look for changes or problems in the breast tissue. Many women feel that doing this is important to their health.

The best time to do a self-breast exam is about 3 – 5 days after your period starts. Your breasts are not as tender or lumpy at this time in your monthly cycle.

If you have gone through menopause, do your exam on the same day every month.

How to Examine Your Breasts

  • Begin by lying on your back. It is easier to examine all breast tissue if you are lying down.
  • Place your right hand behind your head. With the middle fingers of your left hand, gently yet firmly press down using small motions to examine the entire right breast.
  • Next, sit or stand. Feel your armpit, because breast tissue goes into that area.
  • Gently squeeze the nipple, checking for discharge. Repeat the process on the left breast.
  • Use one of the patterns shown in the diagram to make sure that you are covering all of the breast tissue.
  • Next, stand in front of a mirror with your arms by your side.
  • Look at your breasts directly and in the mirror. Look for changes in skin texture, such as dimpling, puckering, indentations, or skin that looks like an orange peel.
  • Also, note the shape and outline of each breast.
  • Check to see if the nipple turns inward.
  • Do the same with your arms raised above your head.
  • Most women have some lumps. However, if you discover anything new or different, you should call us straight away and we can arrange an appointment with a leading breast consultant and provide access to our most advanced diagnostic tests.

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