Breast lump investigation

Spire Little Aston Hospital in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham offers a fast access clinic for referrals for breast lump investigations. 
Our Consultant Breast Care Nurse will support patients undergoing these investigations.

For more information please contact 0121 580 7119 or e-mail

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:


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


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


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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Mammograms are available Monday to Friday.
You will need a letter of referral from either your GP or a consultant and you can be seen within 48 hours.
Click here to read more about our Mammogram services.

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