Information about calculating your personal risk of breast cancer
around 5% of women screened will be asked to come back to BreastScreen SA for more tests. This does not mean that you have breast cancer, but sometimes more tests are needed to make sure.
This happens more often for women having their first breast screen, as there are no previous mammogram images to compare with. Something that might look unusual on your first mammogram might be completely normal for you.
Women are invited back to BreastScreen SA’s Assessment Clinic in Adelaide. Here you will have more tests, including ultrasound, more detailed mammography, a clinical breast examination and, if needed, a biopsy. This can be a very anxious experience and our specialised team of health professionals will ensure you are as comfortable as possible during your visit.
Most women who have further tests are reassured they do not have breast cancer. They are then reinvited for their next breast screen when it is due.
If you have any questions about visiting the Assessment Clinic, please call BreastScreen SA on 132050 or email BSSAEnquiries@health.sa.gov.au.