January - Cervical Cancer Screening Awareness Month
|Each year, about 15,000 women in the United States learn that they have cancer of the cervix. Cancer of the cervix can be prevented by avoiding risk factors and by finding and treating pre-cancers. A pelvic exam is part of a woman's regular, preventive health care. The exam helps to find diseases of the female organs, but it will not find cancer of the cervix at an early stage. |
The Pap test (or Pap smear) is the most common way to do pre-cancer screening. If pre-cancer is found and treated, it can stop cervical cancer before it really starts. Most cervical cancers are found in women who have not had Pap tests.
Your DMC Care benefits cover the preventive services mentioned above, according to Tier level. By using Tier I - DMC facilities and providers you receive the highest benefit level. If you have questions regarding your DMC Care benefits contact our Customer Service department by email or call toll-free at 1-800-543-0161.
For more information check these websites:
American Cancer Society – Cancer Reference Information
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer InstituteDMC Care