Breast lump biopsy

Not all breast lumps are something to worry about and a biopsy can help diagnose the cause
This scan or test is available at: KIMS Hospital or Sevenoaks Medical Centre - you can request your preferred location when you contact us
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A breast biopsy is a sample of tissue taken from the area of your breast that needs to be checked. At KIMS Hospital and Sevenoaks Medical Centre, breast lump biopsies are usually carried out as part of a Breast Clinic appointment. Your Consultant may request a biopsy alongside imaging to help give an accurate diagnosis of your breast lump. If you have any symptoms relating to your breast, the first step is to make an appointment at one of our Breast Clinics.

An early diagnosis can lead to treatment as soon as possible

We will always aim to begin any necessary treatment as soon as possible. We have a team of dedicated breast care specialists on hand to provide you with the right care and support throughout.

Locations

A breast lump biopsy is available at:

KIMS Hospital, Maidstone

Find out more about the facilities available at KIMS Hospital.
Sevenoaks Medical Centre Outside

Sevenoaks Medical Centre

Find out more about Sevenoaks Medical Centre, our consulting and diagnostic facility for patients in West Kent.

Prices & payment

We offer a guide price of:

Breast lump biopsy
£1,860-£3,850
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You can use your private medical insurance to pay for your care as well You can use your private medical insurance to pay for your care as well

The guide price is based on the usual clinical needs of patients. For more information, please see our terms and conditions.

Consultants

Mr Haresh Devalia Consultant Breast Surgeon
Mr Haresh Devalia
Breast clinic, Breast care services, Cosmetic & plastic surgery
KIMS Hospital & Sevenoaks Medical Centre Request appointment
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Miss Delilah Hassanally Consultant Breast Surgeon
Miss Delilah Hassanally
Breast care services, Breast clinic, Cosmetic & plastic surgery
KIMS Hospital & Sevenoaks Medical Centre Request appointment
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Video

The Breast Clinic Our Macmillan Breast Care Nurse Specialist, Lesley Boast talks through the clinic including who would be suitable to attend, what her role is during the appointment and when the clinic is held.
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Breast lump biopsy FAQs

Where can I have a breast lump biopsy?

We usually offer this test as part of a Breast Clinic or Breast Care services appointment at KIMS Hospital in Maidstone or Sevenoaks Medical Centre. As a private patient, you can choose where to have this appointment, for example if an earlier appointment is available or you find it more convenient to have it at one or other of our locations, depending on where you live and work.

What to expect from a breast lump biopsy procedure

During a breast lump biopsy you will be awake but the area of your breast where the biopsy is taken will be made numb by local anaesthetic administered to the area. The use of ultrasound may be needed to help identify the location of the lump within your breast.

Breast lump biopsies are usually carried out if your Consultant feels it is necessary following your initial breast examination and imaging.

Will it hurt?

No, a breast lump biopsy is performed under local anaesthetic and the area should be numb. However, you may feel a slight sting when the anaesthetic is administered.

When will I know the results of the biopsy?

You will be asked to come back and see your Consultant one week post-biopsy to be given the results.

What if I need further treatment?

If your biopsy results show that you need further treatment or surgery, your Consultant will recommend a treatment plan for you. Any surgery you need will take place at KIMS Hospital in Maidstone.

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