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?
Who will look at the scans?
Will I talk to the doctor?
Do I need to call for test results?
Where to go with the results?
To your GP or your gynecologist.
What can I get from the exam?
What more can I do?
Self-check your breasts every month, it only takes 15 minutes and it's free.