If you are a football fan like I am, you may have noticed that October is breast cancer awareness month and nothing says solidarity quite like an NFL linebacker wearing pink shoes. The fact is, in the last few years there’s been a huge push to make the public aware that in the fight against breast cancer, we all need to be involved and Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina takes that fight very seriously. Offering preventive care services, including mammograms, covered at 100%, BCBSNC is a proud supporter of women’s health. Much like football, or any sport for that matter, the key to victory is a successful game plan and according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, having a preventive care plan in place is the key to reducing your risk for breast cancer. A good breast cancer preventive plan includes self breast exams, as well as having clinical exams performed by a health care professional on a regular basis. For women over 40 and women under 40 with high risk factors, an annual mammogram is also very important. In addition to these medical preventions, however, there are other daily habits that can help in your fight against breast cancer. Reducing your Risk Involves the following daily habits:
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Stay physically active
- Eat fruits and vegetables
- Do not smoke
- Limit alcohol consumption
These daily habits as well as a good medical prevention plan are the key to success when it comes to maintaining health. Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina supports members in the fight against breast cancer and encourages you to get involved. You don’t have to buy a pair of pink shoes, but find a way this October to support women’s health and be a part of breast cancer awareness.
For more information on Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina health insurance coverage, the Marketplace and healthcare gov to apply for your subsidy, please visit our website at www.nchealthplans.com or call our toll free number 888-765-5400 and speak with one of our experienced and professional agents. Let us help you navigate through the Health Care Reform changes in accordance with the new regulations of The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obama care.