Breast Cancer Awareness

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Are you due for a screening?

Breast Cancer Screening is a Medi-Cal Benefit
Breast cancer screening every 2 years if you are age 50-69

Receiving preventive care allows you to take care of your health by preventing illness or through early detection of disease before it can get worse. Talk to your PCP to find out which services are recommended for you.

Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations
The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is an organization made up of doctors and disease experts who look at research on the best way to prevent diseases and make recommendations on how doctors can help patients avoid diseases or find them early.

The USPSTF recommends that women who are 50 to 74 years old and are at average risk for breast cancer get a mammogram every two years.

Women should weigh the benefits and risks of screening tests when deciding whether to begin getting mammograms before age 50.

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/breast/basic_info/screening.htm

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