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Breast Prosthesis Clinic

Patients may be referred for an appointment to fit a prosthesis (or form) following breast surgery.

If you have been advised to book a prosthesis appointment, please call us on 0118 322 7888 or email us on and leave a message stating your name, hospital / NHS number, date of birth and a contact number.

We will contact you to arrange an appointment. Appointments take place every two weeks on a Thursday.

For patients living in West Berkshire, we also offer appointments once a month on a Monday at West Berkshire Community Hospital in Thatcham, so please ask if this is more convenient for you. 

If you are an NHS patient, you are entitled to one breast prosthesis every two years if you have had a mastectomy (one breast removed), or two prostheses every two years if you have had bilateral mastectomies (both breasts removed).

If you are a private patient or if you require an additional prosthesis, you are able to purchase these products from the companies directly. Please contact us and we can provide you with contact details.

What to expect at your appointment

You will be seen in a private clinic room by a fitter from a breast prosthesis company. The fitter will discuss your needs with you and may take some measurements. You will be shown a range of products and will be advised about what product may suit your needs.

Following the appointment, the Berkshire Cancer Centre (BCC) Outpatients team will order you a breast prosthesis, which can be sent directly to your home or you can come in to collect this, between two and four weeks after the appointment.