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Do you know your risk for breast cancer? One in every 8 women will get
breast cancer in their lifetime1. Besides being female, age is the most important risk factor for breast cancer1. Personal or family history of breast cancer can also increase your risk
as does having extremely dense breast tissue, which can mask or hide breast cancer.
Early detection is key. Getting regular mammograms is one of the most important
things a woman can do to detect breast cancer early. When detected at
its early stages, the five-year survival rate is 90%1.
The US Preventative Services Task Force
(USPSTF) recommends a
screening mammography every two years for women aged 50 to 74 years.
It is always best to discuss your risk factors with a health care professional
to determine the best screening plan for you.
Breast health is a vital element to every woman’s overall health.
Getting regular mammograms is one of the most important things a woman
can do to find breast cancer early. Healthy behaviors that may help lower
- Increasing physical activity
- Quitting smoking
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- Limiting alcohol
Here at FHCP, we strongly encourage you to contact your primary care physician
to request an order for a mammogram screening. If you have any questions
or need further assistance, please call Florida Health Care Plans at 386-676-7100
1American Cancer Society. Breast Cancer Facts & Figures 2009-2017.
Atlanta: American Cancer Society, Inc. Available at: