Follow-up Mammogram


I was interested in the recent thread about mammograms after breast cancer treatment.

I was surprised when I received a letter this week from the Breast Unit where I was diagnosed with right breast IDC last October inviting me for a mammogram in June. I had a mammogram (both breasts) in October 2022, followed by an MRI scan (both breasts) in December 2022. The left breast was clear in both. I had a right breast mastectomy in January 2023. 

This has left me wondering why they would invite me for a mammogram in June, so soon after the others. Perhaps it’s just how they do things and I suppose they have to start the regular screenings at some point. It’s just that a few months after the previous ones/ a mastectomy is a lot sooner than I expected. There are no clues in the letter! I don’t want to take up a slot unnecessarily so was wondering if this timescale is usual.





I had my mammogram last week, one year from diagnosis, and I have been given a mammogram passport with when I need every year.

I was told I will still receive my breast screening appointment because unfortunately The two systems don’t talk to each other, so I will need to call up when invited and explain my situation. Maybe that’s what happened to you?


Hi Dunnock 

Thanks for posting. 

As @LauraR explained perhaps this is the three yearly screening mammogram appointment and you’ve replied saying you’ll email them, which is a good idea. You could also contact your breast care nurse to check. 

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