Your mammograms are reviewed and the results will be sent to you within three weeks. Your GP will also be notified of your results.
There are 3 possible results:
Your x-rays have shown no signs of cancer and you will be invited again in 3 years time for your next routine screen. If you will be over 70 then please contact us for an appointment nearer the time.
2. Technical Repeat
The mammogram needs to be repeated for technical reasons only. The quality of the x-ray does not allow for all the breast tissue to be seen clearly. Approximately 3 out of every 100 women screened will be called back for a technical repeat to get a good quality mammogram. You will be invited to attend the screening unit in the Victoria Centre, Romford so your repeated x-rays can be checked for technical quality before you leave.
Sometimes the mammograms do not give enough information and a further examination is needed before we can decide on a result. If this is the case you will receive an appointment to attend our assessment clinic. This recall appointment is part of routine screening and for most women called back nothing of concern will be found. Approximately 5 out of 100 women who have breast screening will be asked to come back to our clinic for a further examination. 4 of these 5 women will be found to have a normal result. Any women recalled to an assessment clinic will be able to speak to a breast care nurse if they want more information before attending. More information about what happens at this appointment.