OneStop Breast Diagnostics
The need for faster diagnostics
It's difficult to imagine the psychological effect of discovering a change in the breast that needs further investigation. The worry and stress affects not only the individual but also their family and friends.
To help support our members, we now offer the choice of a unique OneStop breast cancer service. In line with current best practice, this offers a triple assessment in one appointment and includes:
- Clinical breast examination
- Mammography for those aged 35 or older and or breast ultrasound
- Image-guided tissue biopsy or cyst aspiration
Rapid access through self-referral
To reduce the initial wait members can choose to bypass the general practitioner (GP) and self-refer to OneStop breast diagnostics. If a member has a worry, they simply call Cigna to discuss their symptoms and are transferred to a clinic if appropriate. Their OneStop diagnostic appointment will be arranged within five working days. To find out more about the member journey please download our infographic.
About our preferred provider
Cigna has teamed up with BreastHealth UK, our preferred provider for OneStop breast cancer diagnostic clinics. They operate a UK-wide network of OneStop breast diagnostic clinics for women and men with breast symptoms. Clinics are based in a range of private hospitals around the UK. The majority of patients should be within 25 miles of a clinic. BreastHealth UK is part of Check4Cancer Ltd. Find out more about BreastHealth UK.
GP Referral to Diagnostics Pathways
Cigna allows general practitioners to directly refer members for diagnostic tests.
Members can self-refer to Cigna for physiotherapy and emotional wellbeing care.