Ontario Breast Screening Program Normal Result Letter – 2 Year Recall
November 11, 2021
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YOUR MAMMOGRAM RESULT
Dear Jane Sample:
On behalf of Ontario Health (Cancer Care Ontario), I would like to thank you for taking care of your health by having a mammogram. Your most recent mammogram, completed in OCT/21 did not show any signs of breast cancer. Your next mammogram through the Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP) will be in two years.
We will send you a reminder letter to schedule an appointment. In the meantime, please contact your healthcare provider if you notice any changes in your breasts. Your healthcare provider can also tell you about your breast density and reasons your chances of getting breast cancer can be higher, such as family history and lifestyle (cancercareontario.ca/breastdensity).
If you have any questions, contact OBSP SAMPLE SITE at 222.333.4444 ext. 1.
As an agency of the Ministry of Health, Ontario Health (Cancer Care Ontario) provides cancer screening programs to the people of Ontario.
Dr. Linda Rabeneck, Vice-President
Prevention and Cancer Control, Ontario Health (Cancer Care Ontario)
GET THE FACTS
- Mammograms are recommended for people ages 50 to 74 years old. Even if you feel fine or no one in your family has had breast cancer, it is important to get screened.
- Most women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history of the disease.
- Most people will have normal mammogram results.
- More than 80% of breast cancers are found in women over the age of 50.
HOW EFFECTIVE ARE SCREENING MAMMOGRAMS?
While screening tests are not perfect, regular mammograms are the best way for women ages 50 to 74 to reduce the risk of dying from breast cancer.
Screening may miss some breast cancers and some cancers develop in the time between screens. This is one of the reasons why regular screening is important.
Some breast cancers that appear on a mammogram may never progress to the point where a person has symptoms. Therefore, some people may have surgery or treatment for a breast cancer that would never have been life-threatening.
Not all cancers found through screening can be cured.
Talk with a healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of screening, or visit cancercareontario.ca/obsp.
ABOUT THE ONTARIO BREAST SCREENING PROGRAM (OBSP)
If you do not want to receive OBSP letters from Ontario Health (Cancer Care Ontario), complete the form at cancercareontario.ca/screeningletters or call us toll-free at 1.866.662.9233.
You can change your mind at any time.
If your address or phone number changes, call ServiceOntario (OHIP) at 1.866.532.3161 or visit ontario.ca/healthcard.
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