West Midlands Breast Screening Programme Breast Screening Programme
West Midlands Breast Screening Programme

Results

Your mammograms are reviewed and the results will be sent to you within two weeks. Your GP will also be notified of your results.

There are 3 possible results

1. Normal

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.

3. Assessment

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 your local assessment clinic. This additional appointment is part of routine screening and for most women invited back nothing of concern will be found. About 4 in every 100 women are asked to come back for more tests after screening. Out of these 4 women, 1 will be found to have cancer. The rest will not have cancer and will go back to having screening invitations every 3 years.
Any women invited 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 an assessment appointment