In addition to annual preventive screenings, women should also be screened for cervical cancer and breast cancer. Both of these preventive health benefits are available at no cost to State Health Plan primary members and covered spouses.
Cervical Cancer Screenings
Cervical cancer can often be prevented with regular Pap tests. These tests look for precancers that may become cervical cancer if not treated appropriately.
Mammograms are the best way to screen for breast cancer and can detect cancer up to three years before other signs and symptoms appear.