Chief Medical Officer Reminds Women to Stay Up to Date on Screenings

Women’s health screenings are important to discuss with your health care provider or women’s specialist. In this video, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Chief Medical Director Dr. Derek Robinson reminds women to talk with their health care provider about cervical and breast cancer screenings.

Learn more about Breast Cancer or Cervical Cancer.

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Hello, I’m Dr. Derek Robinson, and I’m Chief Medical Officer at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, with a message about two preventive screenings for women. Women’s screenings are important to discuss with your health care provider or women’s specialist and important for your wellbeing. Cervical cancer screening, or a Pap test, is recommended every three years beginning at age 21 and continuing to age 65. Now how often you are screened can vary depending on the type of screening and your individual health status. A mammogram, which is an X-ray picture of the breast, may be recommended every one to two years beginning at age 40 to screen for breast cancer. Have a conversation with your health care provider about when you should be screened. Cervical and breast cancer screenings have been lifesaving for many individuals. So if you haven’t talked with your health care provider about these screenings, call and schedule your appointment today. And as always, remember to talk to your health care provider about any questions or concerns that you may have.

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