Presented by UnitedHealthcare
By Sue Schick
CEO, UnitedHealthcare of Pennsylvania & Delaware
Mammograms in the News
Last summer, you may have heard in the news that the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists rolled out new mammography guidelines. But, you may also recall that the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released their guidelines a while back. On top of that, the National Cancer Society has its own recommendations as well.
It’s a choir of very reliable experts. Yet, they aren’t all singing the same tune. So, what’s a woman to do? Even though the details of these recommendations certainly vary, it’s important to realize the main points all experts are in harmony over: Mammograms save lives. Regular screenings help detect breast cancer early, when it’s easiest to treat.
Guidelines tailor-made for you?
Don’t try to guess which guidelines are right for you. Talk with your doctor about a mammogram screening schedule that fits your specific health needs. Your doctor will consider your age and your health history among other factors. Depending on your risk, you may need screenings earlier—or more often—than other women. Together, you can develop a plan to protect your health and peace of mind.