Breast lump investigation

Spire Roding Hospital is an accredited breast cancer unit and is privileged to have some of the most experienced breast surgeons in Essex and east London. We have a breast clinic for the rapid diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer and other breast problems.  At this clinic you will have access to specialist diagnostic facilities, surgeons, nurses and radiologists.

Our teams are also able to treat skin cancer, bowel cancer (the hospital is an accredited bowel cancer unit), prostate cancer, bladder cancer and lung cancer.

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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