What happens during your breast screening appointment?
Your breast screening (mammogram) appointment will take place at a breast screening clinic, either in a hospital or a mobile unit. You will be cared for by an expert team of female nurses and mammographers while you attend the clinic. Your nurse will keep you informed of every step along the way, but if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
You may be asked to complete a questionnaire about your medical and family history, if you have had previous breast surgery, including breast implants, and if you are having hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
From there you will then go on to receive a mammogram. A mammogram is an x-ray examination of the breasts and is a method of finding breast cancer at a very early stage. The mammogram will be carried out by a female mammographer and will only take a few minutes. The whole appointment should take about 30 minutes.