Breast lump biopsyNot all breast lumps are something to worry about and a biopsy can help diagnose the cause
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.
A breast lump biopsy is available at:
KIMS Hospital, Maidstone
Sevenoaks Medical Centre
Prices & payment
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The above are guide prices only.
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?
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 1-2 weeks 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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Our team are on hand to help answer any queries you might have about coming to KIMS Hospital or Sevenoaks Medical Centre. You can use the form below and one of our team will be in touch. Alternatively to speak to a member of our friendly team, please call 01622 237 500 between 8am-8pm Monday to Friday.
If you would like to book an appointment, you can use the form below and one of our team will be in touch.
Alternatively to speak to a member of our friendly team, please call 01622 237 500 between 8am-8pm Monday to Friday.
Please be aware, if you are requesting a diagnostic scan such as an MRI, or CT, you must have a referral from a relevant clinician or Allied Health professional such as a physiotherapist.