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Breast ScreeningBreast Screening

  • 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.