"Breast mammogram and subsequent biopsy"

About: Royal Bolton Hospital / Breast surgery

was referred to the breast unit at RBH because I found a lump on my left breast. I was not overly concerned as the lump was situated under the site of a large bruise which I had suffered some weeks before. I had a reasonably comfortable experience during the mammogram, and my lump was confirmed as part of the bruise. The doctor who performed my ultrasound was concerned about another area of the same breast, however, and recommended that I had a biopsy. I had the mammogram and ultrasound at 5.30pm on Monday,and the appointment for the biopsy was made for Tuesday morning at 10am. The biopsy was painless; I had it under local anaesthetic, and the staff were fantastic. They kept me relaxed, and explained every stage of the procedure to me. I don't have any discomfort from the biopsy, other than a little tenderness, even 12hrs after the procedure. What fantastic service by the NHS, and regardless of the outcome of my biopsy, I am delighted by the service I've received so far, and would like to thank two particular members of staff publically for their kindness, compassion, and care. I also appreciate the attention of the doctor who saw something they thought could be untoward elsewhere in my breast: I do not remember their name,but they were on duty from 5.30 pm Monday 26th September. They weren't sure if it was something to be concerned about, but advised a biopsy anyway. I'm very impressed by the level of care I received. Thank you very much.

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Thank you for taking the time to post this -- the staff will appreciate your kind comments. We wish you all the best.

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