- After your screening, you will receive the results at the clinic - from the doctor or team who ordered the tests.
- At your appointment, the doctor will talk to you about the results. They will decide if more screens or biopsies are needed and when you should come back for your next screening.
- The doctor may also do a clinical breast exam.
HAVING AN APPOINTMENT IN THE CLINIC DOES
NOT MEAN THAT YOU HAVE CANCER
WHY ARE THERE SO MANY TESTS?
- Each test gives doctors information about the inside of your breasts.
- Your doctor may recommend:
- MRI alone or,
- A combination that might include MRI, mammogram and ultrasound to help the doctor understand your pictures better.
- If you are 50 or over, a mammogram every 2 years is usually enough.
- Or your doctor may make other suggestions
that are specific to you.
IF YOU ARE WORRIED
- You may find thinking about breast screening is scary.
- Or you may have some questions.
- If so you should talk to a professional, such as:
- The doctor who referred you to have breast screening
- A genetic counsellor
- The Children's Tumour Foundation NF support service
- Your GP or
- A psychologist
HOW TO ACCESS MORE SUPPORT OR INFORMATION?
For more information or support on neurofibromatosis:
For information about the screening procedures:
For more information about breast cancer and screening:
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