How often?

Every 2 years. It's important to follow this rule - not a day early or late.


Do I need a recommendation?

Yes, you can get it from your gynecologist or your GP.

How long will it take?

About 20 minutes.

What will happen during the exam?

You need to fill in a questionnaire about cancer in your family and possible breast surgeries. If you experience problems with your breasts (lumps, painful spots, nipple discharge…), inform the doctor. Mammography screening is private, the personnel (in most cases women) will make scans of your breasts. During scanning, the breasts are slightly compressed. If you experience any discomfort, tell the personnel. In some cases, an additional ultrasound scan is needed.

Will it hurt?

The breasts are slightly compressed during scanning for a few seconds, which might be uncomfortable, however it shouldn't hurt.

Do I need to pay for the exam?


Do I need to prepare for the exam?


What is the waiting time for such examination?

4 - 8 weeks.

Where to go?

To an accredited mammography clinic, you can find the list at

Who will look at the scans?

A professional radiologist specialized to diagnose breast diseases.

Will I talk to the doctor?

Not during the screening.

Do I need to call for test results?

It's different for every clinic. You might get preliminary results immediately after the screening and definitive results will be then sent to a doctor who asked for them. The results are viewed by two independent professionals to make sure nothing was overlooked. If you receive an invitation for another examination, there is no need to panic - in most cases, everything is okay, the doctor only wants to be thorough.

Where to go with the results?

To your GP or your gynecologist.

What can I get from the exam?

You will know everything is okay - the screening can detect all changes in breasts before they are detectable by person.

What more can I do?

Self-check your breasts every month, it only takes 15 minutes and it's free.

Our tip:
Don't be afraid to ask, the doctor is used to this. Explain all your problems beforehand.

Follow us: