Covering most health services that most Tennesseans need. 4th Quarter 2012

 

 
 
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Are you and your employees doing everything you can to screen for breast cancer?

Regular mammograms are still the best tests to find breast cancer early. Mammograms are X-rays of the breast. Mammograms won't find every cancer. But they sometimes find lumps or tumors years before they can be felt.

Everyone is different. You and your employees should ask your health care providers when to schedule a mammogram.

  • Regular mammograms are recommended for women aged 40 and up.*
  • A doctor may recommend having mammograms earlier or more often if:
    o There is a family history of breast cancer.
    o There are other risk factors for the disease.

Women should also get regular clinical breast exams* from their health care provider and perform breast self-exams.

*These are FREE preventive benefits for CoverTN members.

To check your or your employees' benefits or get help finding a health care provider, call CoverTN Member Services at 1-866-636-0080.

Sources:
American Congress of Gynecologists and Obstetricians – www.acog.org

http://www.acog.org/from_home/publications/press_releases/nr07-20-11-2.cfm
American Cancer Society – www.cancer.org

http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/BreastCancer/DetailedGuide/breast-cancer-key-statistics
http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/BreastCancer/OverviewGuide/breast-cancer-overview-diagnosed
 

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