Mammograms Save Lives
Women over 50 should have a mammogram each year!
It can be hard to make time for a doctor’s visit, but your health is important. And getting a mammogram has never been faster or easier. Most take 30 minutes or less.
Why should you make time?
Breast cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related death for Ohio women. But when it’s detected early, most breast cancer can be treated successfully.
Just ask Buckeye Member and new mom Desiree. After a mammogram showed that she had stage 2 breast cancer, Desiree had successful treatment, and is now enjoying her new baby girl. Watch her story and learn how Buckeye provided the care and support she needed.
“A mammogram can save your life like it did mine.” — Desiree, Cancer Survivor and Buckeye Health Plan member since 2015
Did You Know?
1 in 8 woman are diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
Did you know mammograms:
- Detect 85% of breast cancers
- Lower the risk of dying from the disease
Buckeye makes it easier to get a mammogram
- Buckeye members get one mammogram each year — at no cost to you.
- We offer free transportation to and from your mammogram.
- Women ages 50-74 earn $75 in My Health Pays® reward dollars. Click here to learn more.
Have questions? We have answers.
Q: Should I wait to make an appointment because of COVID-19?
A: Cancer doesn’t stop for COVID-19, so you shouldn’t stop getting your regular screenings. Medical centers are open, and they are taking extra steps to help keep patients safe.
Q: Is the radiation from a mammogram dangerous?
A: The radiation from a mammogram is a small amount that is considered safe.
Q: Will it be painful?
A: Some women feel a few minutes of discomfort from the pressure on their breast.
Q: Will it take a long time?
A: Getting a mammogram has never been easier. The whole process only takes 30 minutes or less.
Q: What does it cost?
A: Buckeye members can get a mammogram once each year at no cost to them.
For answers to other questions, call Buckeye Member Services at 1-866-246-4358.