After your screening mammogram
After you have attended a screening mammogram appointment at BreastScreen WA, your X-ray films will be read by two specially trained doctors (radiologists).
Results will be posted to you within two weeks. Results will also be sent to your nominated GP.
If you have not heard from us after this time, feel free to phone BreastScreen WA on (08) 9323 6700 or for country women phone toll-free on 1800 800 033.
If further investigations are required BreastScreen WA will contact you to make an appointment.
Non-cancerous (benign) changes such as cysts are often seen on mammograms. However, these changes will only be reported to you if further tests are needed.
Some breast X-rays may show that breast tissue is dense
. This is normal. Breasts are usually denser in younger women. They naturally become less dense as the breasts change with increasing age and the glandular tissue decreases.
When breasts are dense on an X-ray it is more difficult to see abnormal changes, including the early signs of breast cancer. Therefore, it is important for you to have a careful breast examination by your doctor as well as the breast X-rays.
If you have nominated a General Practitioner for result notifications, she/he will receive a similar letter and will be expecting to see you. Please contact your GP to make an appointment to have a breast check.