Breast care

The Holly Private Hospital offers a friendly and comprehensive breast care service. We can care for you from assessment, diagnosis and treatment through to aftercare and support services.

The service is led by our Breast Consultants and supported by our friendly and experienced team of Breast Care Nurses and Radiologists. This specialist team ensures we provide a high quality service.

We also offer ‘rapid access’ consultations to minimise waiting and worrying, offering a physical examination and assessment with the Consultant and same day diagnostic tests under one roof.

We are accredited by BUPA for the breast care clinic.


What to check: 
It’s normal for your breasts to change, both over your whole life time and during the course of your menstrual cycle. Most changes in your breast do not indicate breast cancer, but it’s still very important to know how your breasts usually look or feel to be able to notice any changes.

Symptoms to look for include:

  • a lump or swelling in the tissue of your breast
  • a change in the size or shape of one of your breasts
  • discharge from either of your nipples (which may be streaked with blood)
  • a lump or swelling in either of your armpits
  • dimpling on the skin of your breasts
  • a rash on or around your nipple
  • a change in the appearance of your nipple, such as becoming sunken into your breasts.

Breast pain in not usually a symptom of breast cancer.

If any of the above symptoms apply to you, or if you have any concerns about similar symptoms it is advisable to see your doctor for a check-up.

Similarly if you are over the age of 40 you can self-refer for a breast screening even if you are non-symptomatic.


More information 
To find out more about breast care services at The Holly Private Hospital contact Sally Shanley, Breast Care Nurse Specialist by emailing
(Please note Sally does work on Wednesdays but will come back to you as soon as possible.)


Rapid Access Breast Clinic
In addition, we run a Rapid  Access Breast Clinic to provide a speedy diagnosis and ease the anxiety of any breast concerns such as the discovery of a lump.

You will be assessed by a consultant breast care specialist including a physical examination. If necessary, the consultant may then refer you for:

  • a mammogram (an x-ray of the breast)
  • an ultrasound scan of the breast
  • an analysis of tissue sample taken following a biopsy
  • a discussion with our specialist breast care nurse.

Times of Rapid  Access Breast Clinic

You can access the Rapid  Access Breast Clinic at the following times:

Monday evening and Friday morning with Miss Tasha Gandamihardja
Tuesday afternoons with Mr MD Zaker Ullah
Thursday mornings with Mr Steven J Snooks

You can read more about the Rapid Access Breast Clinic here.

Breast care Consultants

Are you insured?

The Holly Private Hospital is recognised by all the major medical insurers and as a private patient you will enjoy the benefits of our premium service.

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Not insured?

Patients who wish to pay for their own consultation and treatment can book a self-pay appointment today.

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