Aetna Better Health® of Illinois is hosting a series of Pamper Me Pink community events around Chicagoland to raise awareness and promote prevention during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
These events will educate, encourage, and help provide access for community members to receive mammograms.
Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women in the United States. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, every year, about 264,000 breast cancer cases are diagnosed in women and about 2,400 in men.
Every year, 42,000 women and 500 men in the United States die from breast cancer.
Each Pamper Me Pink community event will offer free breast cancer screenings and awareness education, well-being resources and giveaways.
Aetna is encouraging women and men to take charge of their health — awareness can truly save lives.
When breast cancer is detected early and is in the localized stage, the five-year relative survival rate is 99%. Early detection includes scheduling regular clinical breast exams, mammograms, and monthly breast self-exams.
The most common symptom of breast cancer is a new lump or a mass. According to cancer.org, a painless, hard mass with irregular edges is more likely to be cancer, but breast cancers can also be soft, round, tender, or even painful.
Put yourself first by making your breast health a priority at one of our upcoming Pamper Me Pink community events.
Events will be held in the following locations:
- October 18, 2022
TCA | 1029 E. 130th Street, Chicago, IL 60628 | 10:00am – 2:00pm
- October 22, 2022
Central Christian Church | 650 W. Williams Street, Decatur, IL 62521 | 11:00am – 1:00pm
- October 26, 2022
OSF Saint Anthony’s Health Center | 1 Saint Anthony’s Way, Alton, IL 62002 | 11:00am – 1:00pm
Aetna Better Health of Illinois offers quality, affordable health care to individuals through the state’s HealthChoice Illinois Medicaid program.
The health plan serves over 420,000 members in 102 counties.