What if I'm asked to come back

The majority of women who attend BreastScreen Queensland are never diagnosed with breast cancer. However, about 10 per cent of women are asked to come back to BreastScreen Queensland for more tests (called an "Assessment clinic"). This is because your breastscreen showed some changes which need to be investigated. It does not mean breast cancer has been found but it does mean further tests, such as extra mammograms, an ultrasound and/or biopsy, are required to determine whether the breast changes are harmless or due to cancer.

These tests are performed by a team of specialists and are free as part of the BreastScreen Queensland Program. One of the doctors at BreastScreen Queensland will explain the test results and what happens next.

Last reviewed 13 June 2018 Last updated 15 June 2018

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