Understanding Your Mammogram Results
The Screening Program for Breast Cancer will notify you and your healthcare provider whether your mammogram was normal or whether you need a follow-up test.
What if my screening result is normal?
If the result of your mammogram is normal, you can return to the screening program for a mammogram in two years. If you have a family history of breast cancer, you will be asked to return in one year. The screening program will send you a letter when it’s time to make your appointment.
What if my screening result is abnormal?
If the result of your mammogram is abnormal, you will receive a phone call from your healthcare provider or from the screening program’s nurse navigator. The nurse navigator is a registered nurse who will provide you with support and information about your result and the recommended follow-up tests. With your healthcare provider’s permission, the nurse navigator will also arrange for your follow-up appointments.
Can all breast cancers be seen on a mammogram?
A small number of breast cancers are not seen on a mammogram. Therefore, in addition to having regular screening mammograms, it is important to:
- Know how your breasts normally look and feel
- Contact your healthcare provider if you notice any changes in your breasts
For more information about your mammogram result, please contact your healthcare provider or a screening program nurse navigator toll-free at 1-855-584-8228.