Breast lump investigation

At Spire Manchester Hospital we are proud to be an accredited Breast Care Unit and, with a number of experienced consultant oncoplastic breast surgeons, you can be assured you are putting yourself in safe hands. All of our consultants are supported by a team of specialist breast care nurses and healthcare professionals.

Spire Manchester Hospital offers a One Stop Breast Clinic to patients who have found a breast lump or have noticed a change or other symptoms, read more about our One Stop Breast Clinic here.

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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