Breast cancer screening can save lives. That’s why the Affordable Care Act makes breast cancer screening and counseling free. All health plans must cover these benefits at no cost to you.More than 40,000 women die from breast cancer every year. It’s the second leading cause of women’s death from cancer.But if you find breast cancer at an early stage, you have a 98% chance of surviving. That’s the point of mammograms — they are screening tests that help find cancer when it is too small to feel.Your odds of long-term survival drop to 25% if your doctor finds your breast cancer late when it has spread outside your breast. So it’s worth your time to take advantage of these breast cancer prevention measures that are free under the Affordable Care Act.
When Are Mammograms Free?
You can get a free mammogram every 1 to 2 years if you’re over age 40.
Did you know Humana denies coverage for screenings for some women in Reidsville, North Carolina?!