Spire Clare Park Hospital in Farnham, Surrey, offers Breast Practice, a dedicated one-stop breast clinic for the rapid diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer and other breast disease.
With two highly regarded breast surgeons and two specialist radiologists you can be assured that diagnosis and treatment will take place quickly. Ask your GP to refer you to Breast Practice at Spire Clare Park Hospital, or alternatively contact our Patient Information Advisers on 01252 895 490, firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the form on the right-hand side of this page.
Surgery may be needed to remove breast lumps that don’t go away on their own or cysts that keep coming back. The operation is known as a lumpectomy and the lump is then sent to a laboratory for examination.
During the operation, an incision, slightly bigger than the lump, is made over or near the lump. The lump can now be removed completely In some cases a border of healthy tissue around the lump may also be removed. This is called wide local excision. The healthy tissue may also be examined to find out if the lump has been completely removed.
The operation usually takes approximately an hour and can be performed as a day case or in some cases, may require an overnight stay in hospital.