MAMMOGRAMS can detect a breast lump before you can feel or see it.
A MAMMOGRAM is an X-ray of the breast. Mammograms are the best way to find breast cancer early, when it is easier to treat and before it is big enough to feel or cause symptoms. Having regular mammograms can lower the risk of complications from breast cancer.
Symptoms and Warning Signs:
- New lump in breast or underarm (armpit).
- Thickening or swelling of part of the breast.
- Irritation or dimpling of breast skin.
- Redness or flaky skin in the nipple area.
- Nipple discharge other than breast milk, including blood.
- Any change in the size or the shape of the breast.
- Pain in the breast.
You can get screened for breast cancer at a clinic, hospital, or doctor’s office. If a close family member of yours was diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer, talk to your Primary Care Physician (PCP) about your potential risks.
$0 out-of-pocket cost for all female participants beginning at age 40.
“With breast cancer affecting the families of our membership each year, we want to make sure our participants know the advantages of routine screenings and early detection.”
-Robert Naughton, Tri-State Regional Manager, Health & Welfare Trustee
Need to find a Primary Care Physician? Please visit www.ibx.com and click “Find a Doctor.”