MammographyWomen often think of mammography as breast cancer prevention. But having an annual mammogram will not keep a woman from getting breast cancer. It can, however, increase a woman’s chances of finding breast cancer early.

Mammography uses low-dose x-rays to take pictures of the breast.

Having an annual mammogram can increase a woman’s chances of finding breast cancer early

The Affordable Care Act Preventive Health Services program requires that all marketplace health plans (and many other plans) cover mammography screening for women without charging a copayment or coinsurance. This is true even if a woman has not met her yearly deductible. Don’t have health insurance? These programs provide free mammography services to low-income, uninsured, and underinsured women:

Information about Medicare coverage and a search tool that can help you find an FDA-approved mammography center is available on the FDA’s database for Mammography Facilities.

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