In pursuit of better breast health
Chances are that you or someone you know has been affected by breast cancer. It's the most common cancer among women, according to the American Cancer Society, or ACS. It's the second leading cause of cancer death in women, second only to lung cancer. One in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime, according to the ACS, taking into account that your risk increases with age.
The good news is that there are more than 2.9 million cancer survivors living in the U.S. at this very moment, including women in the midst of treatment and those who have completed their treatment.
Talk to your primary health care provider. Share your family history of breast and other cancers as well as other risk factors to determine when you should start getting screening mammograms. Mammograms are a preventive benefit, covered in full. And if something looks suspicious or just doesn't feel right, don't delay — get to your doctor to get it checked out.