Preparing foryour procedure

Tests and imaging

Before surgery, in addition to a biopsy of the breast tissue, you may also need to have some tests and imaging including blood tests, a chest x-ray, and an electrocardiogram (ECG).

If any issues are raised by your tests and imaging, your surgeon may postpone or cancel your surgery.



Your anaesthetic options

About the anaesthetic and post-operative pain relief.


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