Breast Screening Content

Taking preventive steps, like getting a colon cancer screening and mammogram, can lead to early detection. Preventive screenings also improve cure rates.

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Detecting Breast Cancer Early

Finding breast cancer early is one of the most important strategies for preventing deaths from breast cancer. According to the Center for Disease Control, when it’s detected early and in the localized stage, the 5-year relative survival rate of breast cancer is 99%.+

Preventive screenings, such as mammograms, make it easier to find breast cancer early when it’s small and easily treatable.

Common signs of breast cancer are:

  • Lumps in your breast
  • Changes in the size of your breast
  • Differences in the skin of your breast

Getting a Mammogram

A mammogram is an x-ray of the breast used to look for signs of breast cancer. It is recommended that women 40 and over with an average risk for breast cancer should get a mammogram once a year. You can get screened for breast cancer at a clinic, hospital or doctor’s office.

Talk to your provider about scheduling your mammogram today.

Get Rewarded for Feeling Your Best

Enroll in the Blue Advantage Rewards & Wellness Program and you may be able to earn a $25 Walmart Healthy Living gift card*** when you get your mammogram.

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Blue Advantage (PPO) is provided by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

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** From April 1 to September 30, on weekends and holidays you may be required to leave a message. Calls will be returned the next business day.
***All rewards will be mailed in the form of a Walmart Healthy Living gift card, which may be used in store or online at Gift card may NOT be used for Optical, Prescriptions, Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, Ammunition, Lottery, Items at Register Aisles, Electronics, Toys, Seasonal Items, or Jewelry.