Breast lump investigation

Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital in Fordcombe, Kent offers a comprehensive breast screening and treatment service. We have multidisciplinary team of expert breast surgeons, radiologist, reconstructive surgeons and nurses who are here to help you every step of the way. Spire Tunbridge Wells is a BUPA accredited breast centre.

Breast care at Spire Tunbridge Wells

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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 Our breast specialists

Spire TUnbridge Wells Consultant

  • Mr Philip Bentley - Consultant General and Breast Surgeon
  • Mr Haresh Devalia - Consultant Breast and Oncoplastic Surgeon
  • Mr Tim Williams - Consultant General and Breast Surgeon

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