1 in 8 women will get breast cancer in their lifetime with this rising to 1 in 7 by 2024. Nearly 50,000 breast cancers are identified every year in the UK and it is now the most common cause of death in women younger than 35. Contrary to popular belief, 80% of women with breast cancer have no family history. Over 500 men a year are diagnosed with breast cancer.
Important notice: Changes to corporate BreastCheck services (1st September 2016)
The good news is that if detected early enough, breast cancer can be treated successfully and survival rates are increasing.
BreastCheck provides employees with an in-depth understanding of their breast health, a personalised breast screening programme and tuition in how to check for changes that may lead to earlier detection and less treatment including surgery.
BreastCheck starts with an online risk assessment based on lifestyle and family history.
Once the assessment is complete, employees are contacted and booked in for a 20 minute consultation with a breast specialist nurse comprising:
Results are explained during the consultation with a written report and personalised breast screening programme issued within 5 days of the consultation.
BreastCheck is suitable for all employees of both sexes and of any age. BreastCheck offers all employees the opportunity to learn about self examination and what to look out for. It’s never too early to learn this essential, potentially life saving information.
Employees can have a BreastCheck on employer premises if suitable facilities are available. The employer needs to provide a room that offers privacy along with a hand wash basin, access to the internet and a couch. This is the most convenient option for employees and also the most cost effective one for employers.
If facilities cannot be provided on site, Check4Cancer can provide a clinic or private hospital close to where the employee works or lives, however this option is currently only available in the London area except for existing corporate clients.
Employers can receive a discount on standard pricing depending on volume. At a list price of £155, a typical taxpayer will pay approximately £6 per month under salary sacrifice. For company sponsored campaigns, prices are negotiable depending on company size and the extent of the service offering.
As well as providing information for employees choosing BreastCheck, we can also provide supporting material suitable for company intranets, posters, banners and table tents for employers to promote a screening campaign. We can also produce a company specific website co-branded for a campaign as illustrated below.