Our service treats breast cancer through a range of treatments and, in partnership with Macmillan, we provide support throughout your cancer treatment journey.

Breast screening and diagnosis

We provide a breast screening, investigation and diagnosis service from our dedicated Thirlestaine Breast Centre. All women aged between 50 and 70 years old who are registered with a GP are eligible for screening. Read more about breast screening.

At your first appointment, it is usual to have a mammogram, ultrasound scan and possibly a biopsy - all performed on the same day. This helps us to fully assess your breast pain, lump, breast changes and/or discharge and allows us to make a decision about your care. After these investigations you will be seen by a Consultant and offered an appointment around two weeks later for your results.

Contact us

Gloucestershire Breast Screening Service,
Thirlestaine Breast Centre,
Thirlestaine Road,
GL53 7AS

Tel: 0300 422 3786

Fax: 01242 697884

Breast surgery

All breast surgery is performed at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.


As well as providing support during your treatment, our Clinical Nurse Specialists will also help answer any other questions or concerns you might have about your personal circumstances, before, during and after your cancer care is over. Read more about Macmillan's support for the Living with and Beyond Cancer programme.

You may also find support from the following organisations: