Breast Cancer is a leading cause of death in women over age 50. According to The American Cancer Society, more than 79% of new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in women over the age of 50. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that women who are 50 to 74 years old and are at average risk for breast cancer get a mammogram every two years. Based on your risk, your provider may>recommend testing more often. Getting regular mammograms can detect breast cancer sooner and lower the risk of dying from breast cancer.
What is a mammogram?
A mammogram is an X-ray picture of the breast. It is used to look for early signs of breast cancer. And, it only takes a few moments.
Why should I have a mammogram screening?
A mammogram screening can be used to check for breast cancer in women who have no signs of symptoms of the disease. Early detection leads to early treatment and better outcomes.
Where can I go to have a mammogram screening?
You should visit a radiology center that is in-network with University of Maryland Health Advantage. Visit our website at www.ummedicareadvantage.org or call us to locate an in-network center near you. We have several options available!
If you need help scheduling your mammogram, call Member Services at 410-779-9932 or Toll free: 1-844-386-6762, TTY: 711.
Healthy Advantage Reward: All female members between 50 and 74 years old, due for the screening in 2018, are eligible for this reward. Return your completed Breast Cancer Screening Reward form to us. Once we receive your form, we’ll send you a $15 gift card.
MAPD 2018 BREAST CANCER SCREENING REWARD FORM