I advised the getting the actual report because when I had the first mammogram, the letter I got from the imaging service said,"there are no areas of concern".
The letter my doctor got (which I didn't see until a year later when I had my records copied) said," tissue is dense, which may reduce sensitivity of mammogram...there are three lymph nodes on the left side".
I first want to thank you all for sharing your experiences and knowledge. I thankfully have a very attention gynecologist who noticed changes in my breast texture - I am hard to examine due to a breast reduction 13 years ago. I noticed very dark fluid leaking from my left breast a few months before my annual exam but everything I read told me leakage is usually nothing, but I told him about it. He biopsied the fluid but that came back normal as diud blood tests. He sent me to a breast surgeon for a second opinion. The surgeon tested the fluid for blood - but nothing. He ordered an MRI due to the density of my breast tissue and my surgical history which has caused much internal scarring. The insurance company denied it and asked for a mammogram first. promptly went for a digital mammogram and received a call from the radiologist of my local hospital's Breast care Center asking me to come in for an ultrasound because he saw a mass. I did that today and he found a complex cyst. The waiting for test after test without clear answers yet, has been so difficult - I am emotionally exhausted. I am now waiting a call from my doctor to talk about the impending biopsy. Both my mother and a cousin on my dad's side have had breast cancer, so I am terrified. I am 37 years old - same age as my cousin when she was diagnosed 3 years ago - still undergoing chemo. My mom, is 6 years in remission, thank God.
I am praying that everything will be fine for myself and for those of you who are also waiting for answers.