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.