Yearly Mammogram Reminder from Medicare Pathways

Over 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Getting a yearly mammogram is the best way to spot breast cancer early. Mammograms are breast cancer screening tests that can detect a lump before you or you doctor can feel it. This helps to detect breast cancer early, when it’s most treatable.

All women over 40 should have a yearly mammogram (or every 12 months)–and Medicare covers it at no cost if your doctor accepts assignment. Talk to your doctor about risk factors and to schedule your yearly mammogram for breast cancer prevention.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. The CDC suggests that getting enough sleep, keeping a healthy weight, exercising regularly and reducing exposure to chemical that cause cancer (carcinogens) are some of the measures to reduce your risk of breast cancer. Many of factors can influence your breast cancer risk, and most women who develop breast cancer do not have any known risk factors or a history of the disease in their families.

It is also very important that you know your family history and talk to your doctor about the yearly mammograms and other ways to lower your risk. We are happy to “Go Pink” in October–as this is Breast Cancer Awareness month! Let’s join together in the fight against breast cancer. A great idea is to set your yearly mammogram reminder for the same day each year for the best practice in preventing breast cancer. If you have any additional questions about what Medicare covers, please contact one of our licensed agents today for more information.

Calling the number above will connect  you to a licensed sales agent. Do you have concerns about if your Medicare Health Plan covers expenses related to breast cancer? Call us at 866-466-9118 for a free plan review.