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Follow-up breast imaging tests

A mammogram and/or ultrasound will be done to look for changes in the breasts. These tests will usually be done before the follow-up appointment so that the results can be discussed with the doctor.

In general, it’s recommended that women have a mammogram once a year, with the first mammogram 1 year after diagnosis.

After a diagnosis of breast cancer women may no longer be able to have mammograms at BreastScreen (this varies by state and territory). Women who are no longer able to have mammograms at BreastScreen will be given a referral to a radiology clinic for follow-up mammograms and/or ultrasounds.