Breast Cancer Awareness Is Important Year-Round

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death in women, after lung cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 200,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer (Stages I-IV) are diagnosed among women in the United States each year, resulting in approximately 40,000 deaths.

Early detection can save your life. The five-year survival rate for breast cancer is 98.5 percent when detected early and confined to the breast.

The Macy’s, Inc., Cigna medical options cover a preventive mammogram at 100 percent at any in-network facility regardless of age. Talk with your doctor about when to start and how often to get a mammogram. Associates enrolled in a Macy’s, Inc., medical option may receive an in-network mammogram at no cost. Call your medical carrier for details, and are some additional resources available to Macy’s, Inc. associates.

American Cancer Society

ACS provides information about cancer and its treatment, how to talk with others about cancer (including children), and how to manage medical costs among other topics.

cancer.org • 1-800-277-2345

Cancer Care

CancerCare provides free education and a one-on-one counseling hotline for all types of cancer, and CancerCare Assist specifically helps with financial issues.

cancercare.org • 1-800-813-HOPE (4673)

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

NCI is the highly credible federal agency responsible for providing cancer information, research, resources, and 24/7 telephone support.

cancer.gov • 1-800-4CANCER (422-6237)

Cancer Support Community (CSC)

CSC provides support, education, and hope at no cost to anyone affected by cancer. CSC offers online and face-to-face support groups, one-on-one counseling, workshops and other services at more than 100 locations worldwide and online.

cancersupportcommunity.org • 1-888-793-9355

National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA)

NFCA reaches across boundaries of diagnoses, relationships and life stages to help transform family caregivers’ lives by removing barriers to health and well-being.

nfcacares.org • 1-800-896-3650

 

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