The Breast Diagnostic Assessment Program (DAP) is a clinic where breast imaging results are reviewed by a multidisciplinary team, consisting of radiologists, surgeons and other healthcare providers. In the DAP:
- A patient navigator (staff member) helps to coordinate and book all of your appointments.
- A patient navigator provides you support and education.
- Patients see both the patient navigator and a surgeon, to discuss their breast imaging at their clinic visit.
The DAP staff will inform your family doctor of your results and appointments, and keep them up-to-date about your care.
What do I need to know prior to my appointment?
What do I bring to my appointments?
- Your Ontario Health Card. If you have the red and white card, please bring a piece of photo identification such as a driver’s license or passport.
- List of prescription medications.
- List of non-prescription medications such as vitamins, minerals, herbal supplements, and any other natural health products.
What does it mean if I need more tests after my mammogram and/or ultrasound?
- Some women may need further follow-up testing, such as a biopsy. A patient navigator will contact you prior to your biopsy to help answer any questions you may have.
- It’s helpful to know that most women that need more breast imaging tests after a mammogram and/or ultrasound do not have breast cancer.
- If you require additional tests after your 2nd mammogram or ultrasound, you will have an appointment booked with a breast surgeon at the DAP.
- At the appointment with the breast surgeon, you will discuss the results of your breast imaging tests.