National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

 

Breast Cancer Screenings – Know When & What You Should Get

Are you in between the age of 50 and 74? The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that women who are 50 to 74 years old and are at average risk for breast cancer get a mammogram every two years.

Men should cautious too! In general, men are diagnosed with breast cancer at more advanced stages than women.

Types of Screenings:

  • Mammogram
  • Breast MRI
  • Clinical breast exam
  • Breast self-exam

Go get screened! Most health insurance plans are required to cover screening mammograms every one to two years for women beginning at age 40 with no out-of-pocket cost (like a co-pay, deductible, or co-insurance).

For more information on breast cancer awareness and breast cancer screenings, please access the WELCOA Health Bulletin – “Breast Cancer Screenings” as well as other health and safety topics such as “What to Do When Your Head Hurts”, “How to Protect Your Home & Family from Carbon Monoxide” and “Move More in the Day…Sleep Better at Night”, visit https://hr.uconn.edu/worklife/ and click “WELCOA Health Bulletins” under QUICK LINKS.

October’s WELCOA Health Bulletin highlights facts surrounding breast cancer screenings, how to protect your home and family from carbon monoxide, how moving your body lets you sleep better at night, and what to do when your head hurts.

To access the October Well Balanced Monthly Newsletter, please visit https://hr.uconn.edu/well-balanced/

Be sure to check back each month for more helpful and informative bulletins.

 

Physical Fitness, Wellness, and Work Life Classes and Webinars Available on the Human Resources Website:

Past recorded physical fitness classes, wellness webinars, and work life webinars are now available on the Human Resources website: https://hr.uconn.edu/well-being-events-archive/. If you need an accommodation to participate in any of the materials or presentations, please email worklife@uconn.edu.

 

For more information, contact: Michelle Monko/Human Resources at michelle.monko@uconn.edu