All women who have had breast cancer will have regular follow up mammograms (unless you have had bilateral mastectomies).
Annual mammograms of both breasts after a wide local excision (lumpectomy).
Annual mammograms of the opposite breast after a mastectomy
- If you are under 50 you will continue to have annual mammograms at the Breast Unit at Salisbury Hospital until you are 50 (at age 50 you will then be entered into the National Breast Screening Programme)
- If you are over 50 you will have annual mammograms for 5 years at the Breast Unit at Salisbury Hospital (After 5 years you will be entered into the National Breast Screening Programme, where you will be invited for a mammogram every 3 years)
- If, after 5 years of annual mammograms, you are over 70, you will not be routinely invited for a mammogram but can request one every 3 years by contacting your GP or nearest Breast Screening Unit.
How will I receive the results of my mammogram?
We will write to you and your GP with your mammogram results within 2-3 weeks.