Hi Michelle, thanks for posting on our website. I’m sorry to hear about your experiences with a follow up screening appointment. This can be a really anxious time and the emotions you are experiencing are not uncommon when you’re asked to undertake further testing. As with all screening tests, screening mammograms are not 100% accurate. This means that sometimes a woman’s screening mammogram may look abnormal and she might be recalled for further tests. Most women who are called back for further tests do not have breast cancer. Unfortunately, we will not know this until you have attended. You may like to speak to your GP about how you are feeling, as they may be able to advise of the best possible course of action for you. Alternatively, you can call Cancer Council 13 11 20 (for the cost of a local call) and speak to an experienced cancer nurse who will be able to provide you with a more personalised service. Our lines are open from 9:00am-5:00pm, Monday to Friday and we welcome your call. Wishing you all the best.

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