Screening results

Your mammograms are reviewed and the results will be sent to you within 2-3 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 by then you are over 70 then please contact us for an appointment nearer the time as you will not automatically be invited for breast screening.

2. Technical Repeat

The mammogram needs to be repeated for technical reasons only. Occasionally not all of the breast tissue can be seen on the x-rays or the pictures may be blurred. The mammogram is repeated to ensure all the breast tissue can be clearly seen. Approximately 3 out of every 100 women screened will be called back for a technical repeat to get a good quality mammogram.

3. Assessment
There is a possible abnormality on your mammogram and further tests are required. If this is the case you will receive an appointment to attend our assessment clinic at the Beds & Herts Breast Screening Centre in Luton. This additional appointment is part of routine screening and for most women who are 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.

Manage your appointment

If you have been sent an appointment but would like to change it, we will be very happy to arrange this for you.

Change or cancel your appointment

Where we screen

We screen at various convenient places across the region.

Where we screen


Our mobile vans are open with some restrictions in place.

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We have a selection of answers to frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)