Dear Mrs. I Am Pooped,
Your recent breast imaging procedure performed on 04/23/2013 showed an area that we believe is benign (not cancer). However, in six months, you should have a follow-up mammogram to confirm that this area has not changed.
As you know, early detection of cancer is very important. Although mammography is the most accurate method for early detection, not all cancers are found through mammography. A thorough examination includes a combination of mammography, physical examination and breast self-examination. Therefore, if you have not had a recent physical examination of your breasts by your clinician, see your physician or other health care provider.
A copy of your result was sent to your OBGYN.
Your report will become part of your medical file here at the Hospital for at least 5 years. You are responsible for informing any new health care provider or mammography facility of the date and location of this examination.