This Mother’s Day, Community Health Choice invites you to think of all the mothers and mother-figures in your life. This year, remind them (and yourself!) to schedule an annual mammogram.
We understand that it may be tempting to skip routine wellness checkups during the pandemic and wait until “things get back to normal.” However, we do not know when that will be. Skipping annual exams and screenings like mammograms could do more harm than good in the long run.
Mammograms are the single best tool to find breast cancer at its earliest stages — long before you or your doctor can feel a lump. Getting a mammogram every year builds a record for your doctor. He or she can compare breast images over time to identify subtle changes.
If you have one of our Marketplace Health Plans, mammograms and other preventive care benefits are available at no cost to you. This is true even if you haven’t met your yearly deductible.
So please, contact your provider to schedule your mammogram today. We can’t imagine a more perfect way to celebrate life this Mother’s Day.