Breast lump investigation

Spire Alexandra Hospital is pleased to offer breast services including breast lump investigations to patients across Kent.


What's involved?

Overgrowth of tissue in the breast can cause breast lumps. The vast majority are benign (ie not due to cancer). If a lump is filled with fluid, it is known as a cyst.

Breast clinics use a triple assessment system to diagnose breast lumps. There are three stages:

Examination

The surgeon will examine your breasts and armpits, pressing gently on the skin to feel for changes in texture.

Imaging

Imaging may be needed to investigate inside your breast to see where the lump is. There are a number of types of imaging that could be used; for example; ultrasound or mammography

Biopsy

If a breast abnormality is found during the investigation a biopsy may be carried out to determine whether further treatment is required.

Find a treatment, test or scan available at:

or

Find a consultant

Use one or more of the options below to search for a consultant and link through to view their Spire profile.

or

Let us help you

fill out this form and we will get back to you:

Please select a hospital

We can call you

Please enter your details below and we will call you back.

What is the aim of your enquiry?

Please select a hospital

If we are unable to reach you by phone, please include your email address so that we can get in touch...

© Spire Healthcare Group plc (2016)