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Schedule Your Yearly Mammogram!

Breast cancer screenings, also known as mammograms, can help save lives. If you are over 50 or have certain risk factors, mammograms are the best way to check for breast cancer and find it at an early stage. Finding breast cancer early can help with treatment and improve chances of survival.


Get rewarded for getting your mammogram!

Louisiana Healthcare Connections members ages 50-74 earn $50 in healthy rewards when they get their breast cancer screening. Rewards can be used to pay for things like utilities and rent.

Call your health care provider to schedule your mammogram.

Be sure to talk to them or about your family medical history and any other factors that may put you at a higher risk for breast cancer.

If you need help scheduling your mammogram, please call us at 1-866-595-8133 (TTY: 711), Monday through Friday, 7a.m. to 7p.m. We will work with you to make sure you get the care you need. We can also help you find a provider in our network, or you can find one online.

Questions you may have about your mammogram

A mammogram is an x-ray of the breast. It is used to find breast changes. Mammograms are the best tool we have to find breast cancer early.

Mammograms usually take about 20 minutes. The breast is compressed between two plastic plates for a few seconds while the x-ray is taken. Your health care provider may reposition your breast and do the process again to have another view. This procedure is done to both breasts. Mammograms may be a bit uncomfortable, but can save your life. 

It's best to schedule your mammogram about a week after your menstrual period, if you have one. Your breasts won't be as tender or swollen, which means less discomfort.

Wear a 2-piece outfit because you will need to remove your top.

Do NOT apply deodorant, antiperspirant, powder or lotion on or near your chest. These products can appear as white spots on the x-ray and make it hard to read.

Louisiana Healthcare Connections members at least 40 years of age can get one mammogram per year at no cost. Plus, members ages 50-74 earn $50 in healthy rewards for completing their yearly breast cancer screening. 

You usually will get your results within 10 days. If you don't, you should call your health care provider and ask them about it. 

If your health care provider finds something suspicious, they will ask you to come in for some more tests. This doesn't always mean you have cancer. You may have dense breast tissue or a cyst. It may also mean the x-ray wasn't clear and needs to be retaken. It's important to listen to your health care provider if they ask for more tests. It could help them find breast cancer early. 

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Need Help?

Call Member Services at 1-866-595-8133 (TTY: 711) Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and let us help you schedule your screening.