October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Mammograms are important for early detection and intervention (if necessary) of breast cancer.
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends getting screened every other year for women age 50-74 and women age 40-49 with higher risk factors such as family history of breast cancer. This screening is covered annually through Medicare and most commercial insurances.
Check with your primary care provider if you are due for your routine mammogram!