Breast examination performed by your consultant
Ultrasound of breasts
Referral to Princess Grace and the Lister hospital for mammography
This breast screening aims at reducing mortality by detecting tumours before they have spread beyond the breast. A suspect mass, even with a negative mammography, warrants a biopsy for further investigation.
A fine needle biopsy involves the area being numbed with local anaesthetic and a long fine needle being inserted into the lump and aspirated.
Ultrasound is regularly used as a guide. This biopsy is then sent to the laboratory for examination.