Breast lump investigation

Spire Cambridge Lea hospital, a Bupa accredited breast cancer care centre of excellence  has a number of renowned and leading breast surgeons available, from the highly respected Cambridge University Hospitals Trust. With rapid access and specialist diagnostic facilities, the centre specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer and related breast problems.


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.

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  • For self pay treatment enquiries please call 01223 266929
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Consultants specialising is Breast Surgery at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital


Mr Parto Forouhi
Prof Gordon Wishart

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