Breast Cancer Awareness
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
With awareness, there is a hope.
Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in woman. Breast cancer screenings are tests performed on women’s breast to find cancer before signs or symptoms appear. A mammogram is one of the most effective ways to find breast cancer early. It uses low-dose x-ray to find tumors that are too small to feel. The American Cancer Society recommends screening mammography for women aged 40 years and older. Thanks to early diagnosis and improved treatment, the death rate has continued to decrease in women aged 50 and over since 2007.
Ways to be aware:
- Mammogram screening recommended by your Doctor
- Breast Exam done by a certified clinician
- Breast Self-exam to check for lumps, changes in size or shape
Talk to your doctor today to find the best options for you.
For questions, please contact CCHP Member Services: 1-888-775-7888 (TTY 1-877-681-8898)