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What to expect at the breast clinic

After all the tests you need are carried out, you will be invited back to discuss your results within 48 hours.

Getting to know you

You will be seen initially by a Consultant Breast Surgeon in the presence of a Clinical Nurse Specialist to discuss your clinical history. This includes questions about your family medical history and current medicines you are taking.

Clinical breast examination

The breast surgeon will undertake a clinical breast examination of both breasts. This is to examine your breasts, your armpits, the area around your collarbone, and your neck; to see if you have any abnormalities, including lumps or other signs or symptoms.

Breast imaging

An image of the inside of your breast may be needed for further investigation, this is called imaging. There are two imaging techniques commonly used, ultrasound and mammogram.


A biopsy is a procedure that involves removing a tissue sample from the breast for further testing. Sometimes this is needed to help make a diagnosis. The procedure is quick, and a local anaesthetic isn't often needed.

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