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9/9/2017Hi, I was wondering if you thought this is something I should be concerned about. I try not to worry, but I do wonder as this has been all new tome this year. Thank you for your time in answering my past questions.

HISTORY:
Patient is 56 years old and is seen for diagnostic evaluation of pain in the left breast.
The patient has a history of dCIS (Ductal Carcinoma in-situ) in the right breast in June, 2017.
The patient has no family history of breast cancer.
FILMS COMPARED:
The present examination has been compared to a prior imaging study dated 05/24/2017.
MAMMOGRAM FINDINGS:
The following digital mammographic views were obtained: left craniocaudal, left craniocaudal spot compression, left mediolateral
oblique, left craniocaudal exaggerated laterally to axilla, left craniocaudal exaggerated laterally to axilla spot compression.
There are scattered fibroglandular densities. (ACR BIRADS density Category b) *
There is no radiographic abnormality in the region of the area of focal breast pain in the left breast at 1 o'clock located 4
centimeters from the nipple.
Computer-aided detection was utilized by the radiologist in the interpretation of this examination.
ULTRASOUND FINDINGS:
Targeted high resolution grayscale sonography was performed of the area of concern.
There is an avascular complicated cyst measuring 6 millimeters seen in the left breast upper outer quadrant at 1 o'clock located 4
centimeters from the nipple, with long axis parallel to the chest wall. Finding correlates to the area of focal breast pain in the left
breast at 1 o'clock located 4 centimeters from the nipple.
IMPRESSION:
Complicated cyst in the left breast is probably benign. Short interval follow-up mammogram and ultrasound of the left breast in 6
months is recommended.
The patient was informed of these findings at the time of the exam.
The patient will receive a lay summary of the results of this breast imaging exam. Lay summaries for mammography examinations
will also identify the patient's personal breast tissue composition as required by state law.
BIRADS Category 3:
Probably Benign
RepliedJHU's Breast Center Reply
9/9/2017nothing worrisome written here. complex benign cyst was determined to be the cause of the breast pain. if the pain persists and is a nuisance you can discuss having it surgically removed.

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