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Follow-Up of Abnormal Breast Screens

This follow-up information also available to download – Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP) Guidelines Summary.

Follow-Up for Average Risk

Following a normal screening mammogram:

  • a woman will receive a normal results letter from Cancer Care Ontario
  • her healthcare provider will also receive a copy of her screening results

Following an abnormal screening mammogram:

  • OBSP sites follow up on abnormal screening results
  • OBSP sites will schedule timely follow-up appointments

OBSP sites will connect women who are unattached to a physician who will follow them through to diagnosis.

OBSP sites may use a Physician Authorization form to schedule additional imaging (e.g., mammography, ultrasound) and biopsies for the assessment of an abnormal screen without additional requisitions from a participant’s physician.

Follow-Up for High Risk

Following an abnormal high risk screen, the High Risk OBSP screening site will communicate results to a woman’s healthcare provider and schedule a follow-up appointment.