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Be Breast Aware Ladies!


Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK with one in eight women in the UK developing breast cancer in their lifetime, one person being diagnosed every 10 minutes, according to Breast Cancer Care.

It is important to look after your breasts by checking them regularly. Breast awareness does save lives.

Breast awareness is the experience of getting to know your own breast and be familiar with their normal appearance by looking and feeling the breasts at different times of the month.

Being breast aware will help you detect early any changes from normal, should these happen. Your breasts change constantly throughout your life from puberty, through the adolescence, the reproductive years and then the menopause.

Before the menopause normal breasts feel different at different times of the month. The milk-producing tissue in the breast becomes active in the days before a period starts. In some women, the breasts at this time feel tender and lumpy, especially near the armpits. After the menopause activity in the milk-producing tissue stops and the normal breasts feel soft, less firm and not lumpy. After a hysterectomy the breasts usually show the same monthly differences until the time when your periods would have stopped.

What to look and feel for

Look out for any change in breast size, appearance, the outline or shape of the breast especially those caused by arm movements or by lifting the breast.

Look out for any dimpling of the skin or thickening of the skin.

Look out for any lumps or bumpy areas in one breast or armpit that feels different from the contralateral side, especially if new and persistent.

Look out for any nipple discharge, new for you.

Look out for any change in nipple position, nipple pulled in or pointing differently from before.

Look out for any nipple rash or bleeding or reddish breast areas.

 How to do a self-breast exam recommends doing a breast self-exam once a month to get used to it. Some professionals find this unnecessary and they are concerned that this can cause increased patient anxiety and worry.

At Sonoworld, we cannot stress enough the importance of self-breast examination. You know best your body, therefore it is easier for you than anybody else to pick up the earliest changes in your breast.

Any new breast pain, breast lumps or asymmetry, skin changes, skin rashes or bleeding, nipple discharge or inverted nipple must be reported at once to your GP who can refer you for an ultrasound In NHS and if any positive findings will refer you to a breast specialist for further investigations.

What we offer at Sonoworld

Sonoworld Diagnostic Services offers self-referred Breast Ultrasound examinations by Consultant Practitioner, MSc. Medical Ultrasound, with over 15 year experience in ultrasound examinations of the breast.

Once diagnosed, and depending on the diagnosis, your GP can refer you for further treatment or follow up in NHS. Alternatively we can refer you to a private breast specialist should you need a specialist intervention, FNA (fine needle aspiration) or lesion excision.

Let us try and be as breast aware we can so we can detect as early as possible the breast changes to prevent later complications.

If you have any breast related worries, any personal or family history of breast cancer and wish to have a Breast Ultrasound for first diagnosis or reassurance, please do not hesitate to contact us by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone on 0203 633 4902 / or 0788 538 4785.

We have attached a short video on how to self-breast check. Please take few minutes to watch it and improve your self-assessment technique so you are a step ahead of the game at all times. 

To a healthier 2018!

About Sonoworld Diagnostic Services

 Sonoworld Diagnostic Services - London is an outstanding private ultrasound clinic offering access to convenient private ultrasound scans, leading specialists and the highest standards of health care.

Our private ultrasound scan clinic is conveniently situated in the world famous area of Marylebone, London, within the prestigious Hale Clinic. Luxury state of the art facilities combined with efficient healthcare delivery contribute to confidence and reassurance for our patients.

At Sonoworld we offer Private breast ultrasound scans for any breast lumps you may have found.

Breast lumps are very common and the breast ultrasound scan is the easiest and fastest way to evaluate these lumps. Ultrasound of the breast uses sound waves to produce pictures of the internal structures of the breast. It is primarily used to help diagnose breast lumps or other abnormalities your doctor may have found during a physical exam, mammogram or breast MRI. Ultrasound scans are safe, noninvasive and do not use ionizing radiation

Looking for a Private Ultrasound Scan in London?

You are in the right place if you are looking for a private ultrasound in London. At Sonoworld Diagnostics we offer an extensive range of private ultrasound scans in a convenient central London location next to Harley Street.

We offer same day and out of hours private ultrasound scan appointments in days and times to suit your busy schedule.

Our consultant sonographers are very experienced in the field of diagnostic medical ultrasound so you can rest assured that your health is in good hands. We use the latest ultrasound diagnostic equipment to increase diagnostic accuracy. Sonoworld Diagnostics has been providing ultrasound scan services to the NHS and private sector since 2012 and therefore is well established in the field of medical ultrasound.

At our London ultrasound clinic, we are able to offer you private ultrasound scans in a clean and comfortable environment without the wait associated with the ultrasound scans provided by the NHS.

Why choose us for your private London ultrasound scan?

Sonoworld Diagnostic Services is registered with the CQC and has been trusted by the NHS and private sector since 2012 to provide unparalleled diagnostic ultrasound scan services. Our clients include healthcare professional such as GP's and consultant radiologists. This is because our clients know that at Sonoworld will get the best ultrasound scan service with no compromise in diagnostic accuracy or the level of service.

We offer the widest Range of ultrasound scans in London.

We offer a full range of private ultrasound scans for women such as:

Pelvic scan

Breast scans

Abdomen Ultrasound Scan

Kidneys, ureters & bladder scan

Thyroid and Neck ultrasound scans

Groin/Hernia scans

Soft tissue lumps & bumps

Our range of private ultrasound scans for men include:

Testicular ultrasound scan

Abdominal Ultrasound Scans

Kidneys, ureters & prostate scans

Neck and Thyroid scans

Groin/hernia scans

Soft tissue lumps & bumps

We also offer musculoskeletal ultrasound scans such as:

Shoulder scans

Elbows scans

Hands and wrists scans

Hip scans

Knee scans

Ankle and Feet

Soft tissue lumps & bumps

We offer vascular ultrasound scans such as:

Carotid ultrasound scan

Abdominal Aorta

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

Venous insufficiency/Reflux scans

How much are private scans?

The price of private ultrasound scan will depend on the type of ultrasound scan you need. Our prices are competitive starting from as low as £99. There are no hidden extras and the price you see is the price you pay.

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