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Greater Manchester Breast Screening Programme
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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 our assessment clinic at the Nightingale Centre at Wythenshaw Hospital. 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.
More information about what happens at this appointment

   

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Be Breast Aware

Be Breast Aware

Become familiar with your breasts and how they change.

Learn about breast awareness

Step-by-Step Guide

step by step guide

Understand what's involved in having a breast x-ray (mammogram).

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About Breast Screening

What is a Mammography

Breast Screening (Mammography) is an x-ray examination of the breasts and is a method of finding breast cancer at a very early stage.

Learn more about screening

Where We Screen

Where do we screen

We screen at various convenient places across Greater Manchester.

Find out where we screen