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Mammography

Follow-Up

The result of an examination is usually available within one week.

In some cases, the patient may need supplementary mammography, possibly also ultrasound.

After breast conservation treatment

  • Follow-up is performed yearly for the first 10 years.
  • Subsequently the patient may participate in the Norwegian Mammography program

Both breasts should be examined. Two images may be taken with enlargement over the scar(s) in one or two dimensions.

After ablation

  • Follow-up is performed yearly for the first 10 years after treatment.
  • Subsequently the patient may participate in the Norwegian Mammography program.

Hereditary breast cancer 

Women with known risk for hereditary breast cancer based on family history (no known gene defect) should be screened annually from age 30. From 60 years, they should be screened every other year.

With a known gene defect, MRI is recommended from 25 years. In addition to MRI,  mammography should be done. Ultrasound is performed if the MRI findings are ambiguous.

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