Staying breast aware

Staying breast aware

Staying breast aware

You should try to examine your breasts or scars regularly so that you are familiar with the way they look and feel.

If you find a new lump or other abnormality within your breast(s) or near your mastectomy scar, contact the breast care nurses. We will arrange for you to be reviewed by your breast care team and if required you may have a mammogram or ultrasound of the area.

Following your breast cancer treatment, you will be invited to attend for annual mammograms for five years. If after five years and you are under the age of 50 years, you will continue on regular mammograms until you reach the breast screening age.

You will receive an appointment to attend the X-ray department. Your results will be sent via a letter. If you require other investigations such as MRI, they will also receive an appointment.