Breast lump investigation

The investigation of breast lumps, whether surgical or diagnostic, is available at Essex's Spire Wellesley private hospital in Southend on Sea.

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.

Do you have concerns about your breast health?

Spire Wellesley Hospital is pleased to provide a one-stop breast clinic service for those who have concerns regarding their breast health.

This one-stop service includes a full consultation and examination with a Consultant surgeon, and depending on the patients individual specific requirements may also include:



Ultrasound scan

Fine needle biopsy


Following any necessary procedures, the results of the mammogram and ultrasound scan (if required) will be available to discuss with your Consultant at the same visit and results of a needle biopsy (if required) will be available shortly after.

What are the costs?

For women under the age of 30 the cost for the one-stop breast clinic is £450

For women aged 30 to 39  is £570

For women of 40+ is £680

For more information regarding this service or to book an appointment with a Consultant please call one of our friendly Treatment Enquiry Advisers on 01702 447 926. 

Prices correct as at January 2015 and may be subject to change. Please call for up to date pricing. 

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Consultant Breast Surgeons

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Miss E Gray

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Private Healthcare at Essex's Spire Wellesley private Hospital is open to all.  If you do not have private medical insurance and would like to cover the cost of your own treatment, please call us for a quote on

01702 447 926


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