Perhaps you’ve been noticing a few more pink t-shirts than normal. Or maybe, your favorite NFL quarterback is sporting a pair of pink running shoes. That’s because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina is proud to support women’s health. In fact, preventive care, including mammograms, is covered at 100% in every BCBSNC health plan available.
According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, preventive care is the key to successful treatment of breast cancer. Early detection is the number one life saving measure and when breast cancer is detected in its early stages, the 5-year survival rate is 98%. For this reason, every person should know the signs and symptoms of breast cancer and be proactive in having any abnormalities screened by a healthcare professional.
Regular screening for breast cancer is imperative as your doctor can check for signs of breast cancer before you have any noticeable symptoms. Mammograms can often show a lump in the breast before it can be felt. Women 40 years old and older should have 1 mammogram every 1 or 2 years and women younger than 40 who have risk factors for breast cancer should ask their healthcare professional whether mammograms are advisable and how often they should get one. Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina makes this easy and affordable by offering 100% preventive care coverage.
Because early detection is the key to successful treatment, it is important for every woman to have an early detection plan. This plan should include performing monthly self breast exams, regularly visiting your doctor for scheduled clinical breast exams, and following your healthcare provider’s recommendation guidelines for mammograms, which depends on age and health history. Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina supports women’s health and the fight against breast cancer. Join the BCBSNC family and discover why when it comes to preventive care and early detection, Blue is the new pink!
For more information on health insurance coverage in North Carolina, please visit our website at www.nchealthplans.com or call our toll free number 888-765-5400 and speak with one of our professional agents. Our agency provides coverage for health insurance in North Carolina through Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC). It would be our pleasure to help you navigate through the Health Care Reform changes in accordance with the new regulations of Obamacare. Call us for details.