After your screening mammogram

What happens after my screening mammogram with BreastScreen WA?

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Receiving ResultsScreening room with x-ray image on screen

Tell us at the time of your appointment if you wish to receive your results via SMS and/or email. If you elect to receive your results via SMS/email your results will be sent to you via a secure link. You will be required to enter your date of birth to access the electronic version. Your phone or computer needs to have internet access to download both SMS and email results. SMS/email is safe. If your results are not accessed a letter will be posted.

If not electing for the SMS/email option, your results will be posted to you within two to three weeks. 

Results will also be sent to your nominated GP or doctor. With your consent your mammogram results will be included in your My Health Record.

If you have not heard from us after this time, feel free to phone BreastScreen WA on (08) 9323 6700.

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.

See more information about further tests.

Dense breasts

Some breast X-rays may show that breast tissue is dense. If you have dense breasts, this will be indicated in your results letter. 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, they 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.


Get to know your breasts and what is normal for you. Look in the mirror at your breasts and feel your breasts from time to time.

If you notice any unusual changes in your breasts such as lumps, nipple discharge, or persistent new breast pain, even if your last screening mammogram was normal, please see your GP promptly.

Ask your GP about breast health at your next check-up.

Use our contact form or call BreastScreen WA on:

13 20 50 for appointments

9323 6700 for information

Last Updated: 16/05/2023