Checking Helen, Sorry to hear that your husband has a lump on his breast.
The normal procedure is that he will hear from the hospital within 2 weeks, and asked to go to the clinic for a check.
My check up involved the doctor feeling the lump, taking out a sample of the lump with a needle, then I went for a mammogram and then a scan (like what happens with pregnant women)
The mammogram me was not too bad, as I was not all that thin, and had a bit of flab which they were able to squeeze!
I was told the result the same day, but that can vary.
They will tell him whether he will have to have a lumpectomy.
If so, they should be able to tell him what to expect, whether he will need radiotherapy, a mastectomy, or a full mastectomy.
I hope that they can find that it is not what you feared. Even then, the hospitals have made great advances in the treatment of breast cancer in the past few years, and the prognosis is now much better than it was before.
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