Breast cancer touches many lives, but thanks to increased use of mammography, most women in the U.S. are diagnosed at an early stage. This month, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is as good a time as any to schedule a screening.
If you or a dependent are covered by the New Hampshire state employee health benefit plan, there is no co-pay for mammogram screenings. But even for women with no medical coverage, free screenings are available through the Let No Woman Be Overlooked program. For more information on that program, you can call 1-800-852-3345, ext. 4931 or go to this website.
In addition, those covered by the state employee health benefit plan are eligible to receive a cash incentive through the Compass Smart Shopper program for using a cost-effective facility. You can call Compass at 1-800-824-9127 or log on to www.compasssmartshopper.com.
The American Cancer Society has much more information about the disease, including info on staying healthy, finding support and treatment, and how to get involved. You can call the ACS at 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit it on the web at www.cancer.org.