Already Had a Mammogram?
You’ve taken an important step in taking charge of your breast health. Now, make a Sister Pact with a friend, family member, or co-worker, and help her to get a mammogram. You could ease her worry and help her to better understand what to expect during a mammogram and how important it is to get screened regularly.
If your results are still unknown and your doctor requests additional tests, don’t panic. It could mean that your doctor wants to be absolutely sure of the result and wasn’t able to see everything from the original X-rays. Also, if a screening mammogram does show something, it may not be cancer. Talk to a doctor to learn more.
Note that insurance coverage is different for diagnostic mammograms. To confirm the cost and coverage, please contact your health insurance company or the screening facility.
Did you know that there are more than 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States (including those still being treated and those who have completed treatment)?
Since you may be overwhelmed and there’s a lot to understand, don't be afraid to ask a doctor questions before, during, and after diagnosis and treatment, and don't lose hope. Studies have shown that cancers detected early could mean earlier treatment and could possibly stop the disease from spreading.
And as hard as it might be:
- Try to stay positive and lean on your family, friends, and Sister Pact for support
- Talk to a doctor about next steps and potential treatment options
- Learn about treatment locations and support that’s available