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When to get a mammogram

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Routine mammograms, which are X-rays of the breasts, may help detect breast cancer early when it may be easier to treat.

Mammogram: test overview

Speak with your doctor about when and how often you should get a mammogram.1 The American Cancer Society recommends:

  • Women 55 and older switch to getting mammograms every 2 years, or continue yearly screening
  • Women ages 45 to 54 get mammograms every year
  • Women ages 40 to 44 choose to begin annual breast cancer screenings with mammograms

Breast cancer screenings may be covered under your Humana plan. Visit to view the details your plan coverage.

Staying in good health may help reduce your risk

While knowing your family history is important, many additional factors may influence your breast cancer risk. That’s why maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important in reducing your risk for the disease. Good health practices include:

  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Exercising regularly
  • Getting quality sleep each night
  • Limiting or eliminating alcoholic drinks from your diet
  • Keeping up with check-ups and screenings


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