If Your Mammogram is Normal
A normal result from your screening mammogram means there was no sign of breast cancer on your x-rays. About 90% of women receive a normal breast screen result.
Getting a Normal Breast Screen Result
“It’s a great feeling when you get that results letter and are told everything’s fine. It gives you peace of mind.”
Saphia - Regular Screener, Narrabeen NSW
What is a ‘normal’ breast screen result?
A normal result from your screening mammogram means there was no sign of breast cancer on your x-rays.
When you receive your results letter, there’s a good chance you’ll be told your screening mammogram was normal – in fact, about 90% of women receive a normal breast screening result.
What happens next?
Received a normal result? Great! You’ll usually be asked to return for your next screening mammogram in two years’ time (don’t worry, we’ll send you a reminder letter nearer the time).
If you reported any unusual changes in your breasts during your screening mammogram, we might ask you to follow up with your doctor.
Noticed a change?
Even if your breast screen result was normal, it’s important to continue being aware of any changes in your breasts between your regular screening mammograms.
If you notice an unusual change – such as a lump, discharge or pain – you should talk to your doctor immediately.
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Didn’t Receive a Normal Result?
Find out what it means if you don’t get a normal result from your screening mammogram.
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