What to expect when you come for diagnostic tests

You have been referred to the Breast Health Centre for more tests to take a closer look at your breast. We encourage you to bring a support person to the appointment. Due to the room size, you cannot bring that person into the exam room. The person is welcome to wait for you in the reception area.

You may need one of the following tests:

  • diagnostic mammography (as needed)
  • breast ultrasound with or without a biopsy
  • stereotactic biopsy


Having more tests does not mean you have breast cancer. Many breast concerns are not cancer.

Diagnostic Mammogram

Breast Ultrasound

Breast Biopsies

How do I cope while waiting for the results?

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