Results

 

Result types explained

Your mammograms (x-ray) are reviewed and the results will normally 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 our assessment clinic at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary Breast Care Unit. This additional appointment is part of routine screening and for most women invited 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 invited to an assessment clinic will be able to speak to a breast care nurse if they want more information before attending.

Updated May 2018

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Contact Us

North Lancashire and South Cumbria Breast Care Unit
Ashton Court
Royal Lancaster Infirmary
Lancaster
Lancs
LA1 4RP
 
Tel: 01524 518699 (9am - 4pm)

Fax: 01524 583588

Email: Email us 
(In order to protect your personal information we cannot reply to emails but if you include your telephone number we will contact you.)

Opening times: 9:00-17:00 (Monday to Friday)
(All enquires and change of appointments are handled at Royal Lancaster Infirmary, this also applies to Westmorland General Hospital and Furness General Hospital screening appointments).

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