Oct 05, 2020

Don’t put off your yearly mammogram—it’s too important to miss!

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women. Getting your yearly mammogram is the best way to find breast cancer early.

Mammograms are breast cancer screenings that can detect a lump up to 3 years before you or your doctor can feel it. This helps to detect breast cancer early, when it’s most treatable.

Medicare covers mammograms

Help lower your risk by:

  • Exercising
  • Limiting your alcohol intake
  • Keeping a healthy weight
  • Getting a yearly mammogram

Women between the ages of 50-74 should have a mammogram each year, and Medicare covers mammograms at no cost if your doctor accepts assignment. Talk to your doctor about the benefits of getting your yearly mammogram, and to schedule your next screening.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Help fight breast cancer and get your yearly mammogram!