Over 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, making it one of the most common cancers in 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. Women between the ages of 50-74 should have a mammogram every year- and Medicare covers mammograms at no cost if your doctor accepts assignment. Talk to your doctor about the benefits and risks, and to schedule your next screening. Early detection improves survival for all women. There are more than 3.5 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S. Everything you do makes a difference.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Help fight breast cancer and get your yearly mammogram!