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Case in point: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Scheduling your mammogram now is a big step toward reducing your risk for breast cancer. It may help you:
Cancer screening exams, like mammograms, are designed to find cancers at an early stage when they can be treated with better success.
Here are some ideas about ways you can get ready for your mammogram. They might help make your screening easier.
Wondering what to do before your exam? Johns Hopkins Medicine offers facts about mammograms.
Also, if you see a new doctor or change your screening location, have your previous mammograms sent to the new location before your appointment. This will let the radiologist compare the images and check for changes in your breasts.
After your screening, your results will be sent to your doctor for review. Next, you’ll likely get a letter in the mail with your mammogram results.
Your doctor can let you know when you should have your next screening. The letter may also have recommendations for next steps. Follow up with your doctor about any questions.
After your mammogram, you may earn a $25 gift card. BCBSNM Medicare Advantage members can earn rewards for taking better care of themselves. Just a friendly reminder, you need to register for the Rewards program to earn rewards.
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Originally published May 30, 2017; Revised 2019, 2020, 2021
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