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The Breast Care Centre is a purpose built unit at the Glenfield Hospital which brings together the specialist staff needed to provide the majority of all breast care services for the people of Leicestershire.
Opened in 1999, it has four mammography rooms, four film reading rooms, three processing rooms, two ultrasound rooms and five clinic suites.
Ward 23a opened in 1998 and is both a breast and general surgical ward found in the main hospital where patients stay if surgical procedures are required.
The Centre is home to the static breast screening unit and acts as a base for the breast screening services. From here 120,000, 50 to 70 year old women from the whole of Leicestershire receive their breast screening invitations.
Three mobile breast screening vans which visit thirteen different sites throughout the county are also managed from the centre. These vans enable the women from all areas in Leicestershire relatively easy access to this vital service.
During the last year, 770 women in Leicestershire were diagnosed and treated by our dedicated multidisciplinary team of staff that specialise in breast disease at the Breast Care Centre.
Other services provided within the Centre include family history/moderate risk/post-operative surveillance screening, lymphodema clinic, seroma clinic, reconstruction and oncology. A breast prosthetic fitting service is also available.