October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we’re here to empower you with crucial information about mammograms.

Nurse preparing mammogram for the breast examination

Date: October 2, 2023
Categories: Health Focused, Cancer

In collaboration with MDsave, Augusta Health will provide Screening Mammograms at Reduced Costs for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, making preventive care more accessible and affordable to our area.

Beginning October 1, patients can purchase a voucher for a screening mammogram. Vouchers are available to anyone concerned about out-of-pocket costs and remain valid for six months. 

“At MDsave, we understand the importance of preventive care, and we are proud to work with Augusta Health to provide patients the opportunity to take proactive steps in their health with our mammogram promotional campaign,” said Charlie Byrge, chief operating officer for MDsave. “By taking advantage of this campaign, patients can make sure they get the care they need at affordable prices.”

Key Things to Know About Mammograms This Breast Cancer Awareness Month 

Every 14 seconds, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer. 

What is a Mammogram?

A mammogram screening is a vital tool for early breast cancer detection. It’s an x-ray method where your breast is gently compressed, capturing detailed images. Radiologists analyze these images, searching for potential issues, including cancerous tumors and cysts.

Why Are Mammograms Important?

Mammograms are essential for discovering breast cancer in its early stages, when treatments are more comprehensive. These scans can detect even the smallest of lumps, long before they can be felt by hand. Additionally, mammograms can recognize non-cancerous conditions and other possible health issues, allowing people to take control of their health.

When Should I Get a Mammogram?

The American College of Radiology advises women to start annual mammograms at age 40, with bi-annual screenings recommended for those 55 and older. If you have a family history of breast cancer, consult your physician about earlier screenings.

How Do I Prepare for a Mammogram?

Preparing for a mammogram is crucial. Schedule in advance, wear comfortable clothing, and avoid using deodorant or lotions on the day. Share your medical history and medications with your doctor.

Breast cancer can be beatable and even preventable with early detection. That’s why Augusta Health is committed to encouraging women to prioritize their health this October. Schedule your mammogram today!

Call 833-AHC-HLTH to schedule or visit mdsave.com/mammo-promo to learn more.