- What is a screening mammogram?
A screening mammogram is used to look for signs of breast cancer in women who don’t have any breast symptoms or problems. X-ray pictures of each breast are taken from two different angles, according to the American Cancer Society.
- What is the cost?
The preventive screening is covered at 100% for team members and spouses enrolled in the Core, Standard, High Cost Coverage and DFW ConnectedCare medical plans. Those enrolled in the PPO 80 and PPO 90 plans will require a $25 copay.
If you are not enrolled in one of the plans mentioned above, your cost will be explained when you call to schedule your appointment.
- Is a breast cancer screening right for me?
Mammography is currently the best way to screen for and avoid the serious consequences related to breast cancer. However, while getting a screening is the best way to protect yourself, a mammogram may not be right for everyone. Talking to your primary provider regarding your individual risk is recommended to determine if and how often you should complete a mammogram. According to the American Cancer Society, the general guidelines for most women are as follows:
• Women ages 40 to 44 may complete a mammogram if they wish to do so.
• Women age 45 to 54 should get mammograms every year.
• Women 55 and older should switch to mammograms every two years or continue yearly screening.
- What about men?
While men can develop breast cancer, their risk is too low for regular screenings to be efficient. However, if concerned about any symptoms or irregularities, men should reach out to their doctor for a diagnostic exam.
- Are appointments required for mobile mammography appointments?
Appointments will be required for the on-site screenings. Please have your insurance and primary care provider contact information available when you set up your appointment.
Preventive screening is covered at 100% for team members and spouses enrolled in the Core, Standard, High Cost Coverage or DFW ConnectedCare medical plans and for domestic partners enrolled in the Core medical plan. Those enrolled in the PPO 80 and PPO 90 plans will be responsible for a $25 copay. Contact a medical provider to schedule an appointment.