I recently saw a patient who had been followed up for many years for breast cysts. they had been reported as non cancerous. The patient however diligently followed my instructions to have her breast scans every six months. After 10 years, the breast scan showed that there were some slight changes in the shape of her cysts. All scans prior to that had beeen normal. I did a biopsy of her beast cyst and it returned as an early cancer of the breast. The take home message from this is that always be consistant in regular checkups even though they may have been normal for a long period of time. An early breast cancer detected has a good chance of 100% cure if treated early appropriately.