Ah - fascinating. I just did the NHS one and I came out as very low fracture risk, which equates with what my baseline DEXA scan showed 2 years ago -i.e. very good bones for my age. Will be interested to see what they look like this year after 2 years on Anastrozole. I can't believe that taking an AI is not seen as a risk factor! It should really be on the Frax Tool.
It does seem to be a bit of a postcode lottery for some things. X.
Interesting, Chick1. Begs the question - how can they estimate your fracture risk if you haven't had a DEXA scan....? Hmmm. x
That's good. Perhaps you could post her response on here. NICE guidance is only that, and it may be that some areas ignore the guidance.....x
Have just looked up the latest - July 2018 - NICE guidelines on follow up mammograms after breast cancer diagnosis, and it clearly says that mammos are annual for the first 5 years after dianosis : See below:
1.13.1Offer annual mammography to all people with breast cancer, including DCIS, until they enter the NHS Breast Screening Programme (NHSBSP) in England or the Breast Test Wales Screening Programme (BTWSP) in Wales. People diagnosed with breast cancer who are already eligible for screening should have annual mammography for 5 years. "
So if peoplke are unhappy with the level of follow-up they have been offered then it could be good to arm yourself with the NICE Guidance and politely ask for the recommended surveillance.
Here is the link to the full documment:
All the best. x
Agreed Joby. Just over two years ago at diagnosis I was told mammos were to be annual for 5 years and I have had 2 annual so far, and I certainly would not be happy at a longer interval. Particularly as mine was an interval cancer - i.e. 2 years after a clear routine mammo - and tumour was 1.4 cm, so I would prefer annual mammos for a few years yet in order to catch anything that might reappear at the one year mark not 2 years. Can we find out from BCC definitively if there is indeed a change?
I’m due my 4th annual post diagnosis mammogram in March so will see if I get called then if things have changed recently, I’m not overly worried now as I’m 4 years on but I think in the early days I wouldn’t have been happy being left for 18-24 months X
Interested to read this . I finished my treatment over 3 years ago and was told I would not have any more mammograms from then on unless I paid privately, this concerned me of course, but now seeing what is put on here does this mean that I should be getting one every 3 years? I am 76 years old BTW does this have any relevance?