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Women's health: Checking for breast cancer

Screening is looking for cancer before a person has any symptoms. Screening can help find cancer at an early stage, when it is easier to treat. The most common way to screen for breast cancer is to get a mammogram. A mammogram is an x-ray picture of the inside of the breast. Mammograms can find about 80% (8 out of 10) of all breast cancers.

Breast cancer occurs when there are tumors, or groups of cells clumped together, in breast tissue. Early breast cancer can be hard to notice or feel. A mammogram can find signs of cancer before you may be able to feel something like a hard lump in your breast.

When breast cancer is found early, it has a higher chance of being treated successfully. Mammograms are important because they can find changes before you can.

All women between the ages of 50 and 74 need a mammogram every other year. Some women at higher risk for breast cancer may need to start getting mammograms at an earlier age (40 or even earlier). Some women at higher risk also need mammograms or other tests more often.

Who is at risk for breast cancer?
Breast cancer mainly affects women who are 55 years old or older. People with a family history of certain kinds of breast cancer or cancer of the ovaries may also be more likely to get breast cancer. Women with higher risks of breast cancer should get mammograms at an earlier age.

  • Breast cancer is the second most common cancer for women. Breast cancer is more common for white women than women of other races or backgrounds.
  • Some women are more likely to die because of breast cancer than other women. Breast cancer is the most common cause of death due to cancer for Hispanic women. African American women with breast cancer are more likely to die because of breast cancer than women of any other racial or ethnic group. Some research has found that African American women get breast cancer at an earlier age than most women.


Talk with your doctor to learn more about your risks for breast cancer.

This measure shows the percent of women 40 to 59 years old in each practice who received a mammogram. A higher number is better.

If your doctor's office is not listed it means there was not enough information available to report this measure.

Why it is important:
Checking women for breast cancer saves lives. When breast cancer is found early, there is a much better chance that it can be successfully treated. Mammograms are not appropriate for all women, such as women who have already had both breasts removed.

What you and your doctor should do:
Good health requires a partnership. Your doctor cannot do it alone. You and your doctor should plan for the mammogram when appropriate. Your doctor should tell you how often you should have a mammogram based on your risk factors for breast cancer. It is your responsibility to have the mammogram after it is ordered.

How does breast cancer affect our community?

  • The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2010, over 200,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed. In Kansas, this disease accounts for 30% of all cancers found in women.
  • The combined cost for breast cancer to the Kansas economy is estimated at $38 million per year, including direct medical costs and lost productivity.
  • In the U.S., about 64% of women get mammograms at the recommended time. In Kansas City, 73% of women do.

 

Get tips on talking to your doctor and asking the right questions

Greater Kansas City Area Average: 72.8%

National Average: 72%



Information for the 2008 report was provided by six commercial health plans which also included two managed Medicaid health plans. Information for the 2009 and 2010 reports were provided by five commercial health plans and did not include any Medicaid information. The 2011 and 2012 report reflect information provided by four commercial health plans and also did not include any Medicaid information.


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If your doctor's office is not listed it means there was not enough information available to report this measure.

Practice Name
#
Score
ALVAREZ CLINIC ALVAREZ CLINIC 133 78.2%
0.782
ANTIOCH FAMILY CARE ANTIOCH FAMILY CARE 218 66.5%
0.665
ARBOR CREEK FAMILY CARE ARBOR CREEK FAMILY CARE 42 42.9%
0.429
ASSOCIATED WOMEN'S CARE ASSOCIATED WOMEN'S CARE 104 91.3%
0.913
ASSOCIATES IN FAMILY CARE ASSOCIATES IN FAMILY CARE 454 70.3%
0.703
ASSOCIATES IN FAMILY MEDICINE ASSOCIATES IN FAMILY MEDICINE 85 58.8%
0.588
ASSOCIATES IN INTERNAL MEDICINE ASSOCIATES IN INTERNAL MEDICINE 113 77%
0.77
ASSOCIATES IN OBGYN LIMITED PC ASSOCIATES IN OBGYN LIMITED PC 48 91.7%
0.917
BARRY POINTE FAMILY CARE BARRY POINTE FAMILY CARE 180 71.7%
0.717
BARTLETT FAMILY HEALTHCARE BARTLETT FAMILY HEALTHCARE 63 57.1%
0.571
BLUE RIDGE FAMILY PHYSICIANS BLUE RIDGE FAMILY PHYSICIANS 177 54.2%
0.542
BLUE SPRINGS FAMILY CARE CENTER BLUE SPRINGS FAMILY CARE CENTER 737 66.6%
0.666
BLUE SPRINGS INTERNAL MEDICINE BLUE SPRINGS INTERNAL MEDICINE 175 68.6%
0.686
BLUE VALLEY WOMEN'S CARE BLUE VALLEY WOMEN'S CARE 63 73%
0.73
BRIARCLIFF MEDICAL ASSOCIATES BRIARCLIFF MEDICAL ASSOCIATES 719 66.3%
0.663
CARONDELET PHYSICIANS SERVICES CARONDELET PHYSICIANS SERVICES 388 61.3%
0.613
CENTERPOINT FAMILY PRACTICE CENTERPOINT FAMILY PRACTICE 195 70.8%
0.708
CENTERPOINT INTERNAL MEDICINE CENTERPOINT INTERNAL MEDICINE 203 64.5%
0.645
CENTRAL FAMILY MEDICINE CENTRAL FAMILY MEDICINE 178 58.4%
0.584
CHARTRAND CLINIC CHARTRAND CLINIC 131 66.4%
0.664
CLAY PLATTE FAMILY MEDICINE CLINIC CLAY PLATTE FAMILY MEDICINE CLINIC 818 68.5%
0.685
COBBLESTONE FAMILY HEALTH COBBLESTONE FAMILY HEALTH 61 65.6%
0.656
COLLEGE PARK FAMILY CARE COLLEGE PARK FAMILY CARE 3382 76.3%
0.763
COLLEGE POINT PRIMARY CARE COLLEGE POINT PRIMARY CARE 137 76.6%
0.766
CORNERSTONE FAMILY CARE CORNERSTONE FAMILY CARE 154 77.9%
0.779
COVENANT WOMEN'S CENTER COVENANT WOMEN'S CENTER 73 93.2%
0.932
CREEKWOOD FAMILY CARE CREEKWOOD FAMILY CARE 735 62.7%
0.627
CREEKWOOD INTERNAL MEDICINE CREEKWOOD INTERNAL MEDICINE 261 70.5%
0.705
CREEKWOOD PRIMARY CARE CREEKWOOD PRIMARY CARE 39 89.7%
0.897
CWL INTERNAL MEDICINE CWL INTERNAL MEDICINE 91 85.7%
0.857
DELPHIA FAMILY PRACTICE DELPHIA FAMILY PRACTICE 279 63.8%
0.638
Dr. Charles E McGrath DR. CHARLES E MCGRATH 108 41.7%
0.417
Dr. Donald L Cohen DR. DONALD L COHEN 59 78%
0.78
Dr. Elizabeth A Lambird DR. ELIZABETH A LAMBIRD 128 67.2%
0.672
Dr. H Andrew Pickett DR. H ANDREW PICKETT 64 53.1%
0.531
Dr. Jeffrey A Scott DR. JEFFREY A SCOTT 79 65.8%
0.658
Dr. John D Barth DR. JOHN D BARTH 78 57.7%
0.577
Dr. Kay D Barney DR. KAY D BARNEY 40 60%
0.6
Dr. Lillian C Alderman DR. LILLIAN C ALDERMAN 73 84.9%
0.849
Dr. Nicholas J Michalski DR. NICHOLAS J MICHALSKI 69 47.8%
0.478
Dr. Robert L Buzard DR. ROBERT L BUZARD 68 39.7%
0.397
Dr. Robert L Williams DR. ROBERT L WILLIAMS 31 16.1%
0.161
Dr. Sarah M Baker DR. SARAH M BAKER 34 88.2%
0.882
Dr. Saroj A Bavishi DR. SAROJ A BAVISHI 140 95.7%
0.957
Dr. Stanley P Sharp DR. STANLEY P SHARP 30 56.7%
0.567
Dr. Stephanie M Revels DR. STEPHANIE M REVELS 145 63.4%
0.634
Dr. Stephen M Mesa DR. STEPHEN M MESA 48 47.9%
0.479
ENCOMPASS MEDICAL GROUP ENCOMPASS MEDICAL GROUP 3981 82%
0.82
ER PHYSICIANS SOUTH ER PHYSICIANS SOUTH 51 86.3%
0.863
FAMILY CARE OF EASTERN JACKSON COUNTY FAMILY CARE OF EASTERN JACKSON COUNTY 162 56.8%
0.568
FAMILY CARE OF INDEPENDENCE FAMILY CARE OF INDEPENDENCE 224 58%
0.58
FAMILY CARE OF LEES SUMMIT FAMILY CARE OF LEES SUMMIT 298 71.1%
0.711
FAMILY DOCTOR'S OFFICE FAMILY DOCTOR'S OFFICE 43 48.8%
0.488
FAMILY HEALTH GROUP FAMILY HEALTH GROUP 410 74.4%
0.744
FAMILY HEALTH SPECIALIST OF LEES SUMMIT FAMILY HEALTH SPECIALIST OF LEES SUMMIT 80 73.8%
0.738
FAMILY MEDICAL GROUP FAMILY MEDICAL GROUP 356 66%
0.66
FAMILY MEDICINE FAMILY MEDICINE 208 59.1%
0.591
FAMILY PRACTICE ASSOCIATES FAMILY PRACTICE ASSOCIATES 328 68.9%
0.689
FERNS MATILE PERRYMAN AND MOORE FERNS MATILE PERRYMAN AND MOORE 106 84.9%
0.849
FOR WOMEN ONLY FOR WOMEN ONLY 180 86.7%
0.867
FOXHILL MEDICAL GROUP FOXHILL MEDICAL GROUP 62 87.1%
0.871
FOXWOOD FAMILY MEDICINE FOXWOOD FAMILY MEDICINE 181 58.6%
0.586
GARDNER FAMILY CARE GARDNER FAMILY CARE 164 60.4%
0.604
GASHLAND CLINIC GASHLAND CLINIC 949 67.5%
0.675
GOPPERT-TRINITY FAMILY CARE GOPPERT-TRINITY FAMILY CARE 626 63.3%
0.633
GORDON AND MAYNARD, PC GORDON AND MAYNARD, PC 231 92.2%
0.922
GRANDVIEW HEALTH CARE CLINIC GRANDVIEW HEALTH CARE CLINIC 122 40.2%
0.402
HAUSHER BRABY AND ASSOCIATES HAUSHER BRABY AND ASSOCIATES 161 88.8%
0.888
HEALTH MIDWEST. COMPREHENSIVE CARE HEALTH MIDWEST. COMPREHENSIVE CARE 128 85.2%
0.852
HEALTHCARE FOR WOMEN HEALTHCARE FOR WOMEN 89 85.4%
0.854
HEARTLAND CLINIC OF PLATTE CITY HEARTLAND CLINIC OF PLATTE CITY 50 62%
0.62
HEARTLAND PRIMARY CARE HEARTLAND PRIMARY CARE 226 73%
0.73
HEARTLAND WOMEN'S HEALTH HEARTLAND WOMEN'S HEALTH 248 93.5%
0.935
HERITAGE PHYSICIANS GROUP HERITAGE PHYSICIANS GROUP 244 67.6%
0.676
INDEPENDENCE WOMEN'S CLINIC INDEPENDENCE WOMEN'S CLINIC 360 81.4%
0.814
INTERNAL MEDICINE AND RHEUMATOLOGY INTERNAL MEDICINE AND RHEUMATOLOGY 99 63.6%
0.636
INTERNAL MEDICINE ASSOCIATES INTERNAL MEDICINE ASSOCIATES 177 76.3%
0.763
INTERNAL MEDICINE ASSOCIATES OF OLATHE INTERNAL MEDICINE ASSOCIATES OF OLATHE 114 81.6%
0.816
IRICK FAMILY MEDICINE IRICK FAMILY MEDICINE 162 75.3%
0.753
JACKSON COUNTY MEDICAL GROUP JACKSON COUNTY MEDICAL GROUP 410 67.6%
0.676
JOHNSON COUNTY OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY JOHNSON COUNTY OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY 309 90.6%
0.906
KANSAS CITY FAMILY MEDICAL KANSAS CITY FAMILY MEDICAL 511 75.5%
0.755
KANSAS CITY INTERNAL MEDICINE KANSAS CITY INTERNAL MEDICINE 657 77.5%
0.775
KANSAS CITY IPA KANSAS CITY IPA 40 62.5%
0.625
KANSAS CITY OB-GYN PHYSICIANS KANSAS CITY OB-GYN PHYSICIANS 110 75.5%
0.755
KANSAS CITY UNIVERSITY MEDICINE AND BIOSCIENCE KANSAS CITY UNIVERSITY MEDICINE AND BIOSCIENCE 71 59.2%
0.592
KANSAS CITY WOMEN'S CLINIC KANSAS CITY WOMEN'S CLINIC 675 86.5%
0.865
KANZA MULTISPECIALTY GROUP KANZA MULTISPECIALTY GROUP 37 48.6%
0.486
KCMV PHYSICIAN ASSOCIATES KCMV PHYSICIAN ASSOCIATES 54 38.9%
0.389
KEARNEY FAMILY MEDICINE KEARNEY FAMILY MEDICINE 30 43.3%
0.433
KU MED BLUE RIDGE FAMILY PHYSICIANS KU MED BLUE RIDGE FAMILY PHYSICIANS 101 73.3%
0.733
KU MEDWEST KU MEDWEST 366 82.2%
0.822
KUPI DEPT OF FAMILY MEDICINE KUPI DEPT OF FAMILY MEDICINE 239 62.8%
0.628
KUPI DEPT OF INTERNAL MEDICINE KUPI DEPT OF INTERNAL MEDICINE 108 81.5%
0.815
LANDMARK MEDICAL CENTER LANDMARK MEDICAL CENTER 134 68.7%
0.687
LAWRENCE FAMILY PRACTICE CENTER LAWRENCE FAMILY PRACTICE CENTER 43 72.1%
0.721
LEAWOOD FAMILY CARE LEAWOOD FAMILY CARE 763 74.8%
0.748
LEAWOOD FAMILY PHYSICIANS LEAWOOD FAMILY PHYSICIANS 214 74.8%
0.748
LEE'S SUMMIT CLINIC LEE'S SUMMIT CLINIC 395 69.4%
0.694
LEE'S SUMMIT PHYSICIANS GROUP LEE'S SUMMIT PHYSICIANS GROUP 329 71.1%
0.711
LEES SUMMIT FAMILY MEDICINE LEES SUMMIT FAMILY MEDICINE 202 66.3%
0.663
LIBERTY FAMILY PHYSICIANS LIBERTY FAMILY PHYSICIANS 387 67.7%
0.677
LILL FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER LILL FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER 68 72.1%
0.721
LINTECUM AND NICKELL LINTECUM AND NICKELL 100 85%
0.85
MANNING FAMILY CARE MANNING FAMILY CARE 110 76.4%
0.764
MEDICAL ARTS CENTER MEDICAL ARTS CENTER 134 72.4%
0.724
MEDICAL GROUP OF KANSAS CITY MEDICAL GROUP OF KANSAS CITY 687 76.1%
0.761
MEDICAL PLAZA CONSULTANTS MEDICAL PLAZA CONSULTANTS 153 76.5%
0.765
MERITAS HEALTH BRIARCLIFF MERITAS HEALTH BRIARCLIFF 116 96.6%
0.966
MERITAS HEALTH PARK PLAZA MERITAS HEALTH PARK PLAZA 237 77.2%
0.772
MID-AMERICA INTERNAL MEDICINE MID-AMERICA INTERNAL MEDICINE 171 56.7%
0.567
MIDWEST. OBGYN MIDWEST. OBGYN 53 90.6%
0.906
MIDWEST. PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS PC MIDWEST. PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS PC 102 85.3%
0.853
MIDWEST. WOMEN'S HEALTHCARE PC MIDWEST. WOMEN'S HEALTHCARE PC 240 83.3%
0.833
MISSION FAMILY HEALTH CARE MISSION FAMILY HEALTH CARE 371 64.7%
0.647
MYERS FITCH RIOJAS WOMEN'S CLINIC MYERS FITCH RIOJAS WOMEN'S CLINIC 128 85.2%
0.852
NEIGHBORHOOD FAMILY CARE NEIGHBORHOOD FAMILY CARE 72 59.7%
0.597
NKC INTERNAL MEDICINE NKC INTERNAL MEDICINE 319 73%
0.73
NORTHLAND FAMILY CARE NORTHLAND FAMILY CARE 241 64.7%
0.647
NORTHLAND INTERNAL MEDICINE NORTHLAND INTERNAL MEDICINE 36 63.9%
0.639
NORTHLAND OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY NORTHLAND OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY 269 77.3%
0.773
NORTHLAND WOMEN'S HEALTH CARE NORTHLAND WOMEN'S HEALTH CARE 247 88.3%
0.883
NORTHTOWN MEDICAL GROUP NORTHTOWN MEDICAL GROUP 48 43.8%
0.438
OAK GROVE MEDICAL CLINIC OAK GROVE MEDICAL CLINIC 163 49.7%
0.497
OB GYN SPECIALISTS PC OB GYN SPECIALISTS PC 93 93.5%
0.935
OBSTETRICS/ GYNECOLOGY CONSULTANTS OBSTETRICS/ GYNECOLOGY CONSULTANTS 89 73%
0.73
ODESSA MEDICAL CLINIC ODESSA MEDICAL CLINIC 45 37.8%
0.378
OLATHE FAMILY PHYSICIANS OLATHE FAMILY PHYSICIANS 184 74.5%
0.745
OLATHE FAMILY PRACTICE OLATHE FAMILY PRACTICE 200 74.5%
0.745
OLATHE OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY OLATHE OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY 76 90.8%
0.908
OLATHE WOMEN'S CENTER OLATHE WOMEN'S CENTER 165 83.6%
0.836
OVERLAND PARK FAMILY HEALTH PARTNERS OVERLAND PARK FAMILY HEALTH PARTNERS 222 76.6%
0.766
PARKVILLE FAMILY PRACTICE PARKVILLE FAMILY PRACTICE 119 63.9%
0.639
PAVILLION MEDICAL OFFICE PAVILLION MEDICAL OFFICE 37 56.8%
0.568
PLATTE MEDICAL CLINIC PLATTE MEDICAL CLINIC 69 71%
0.71
POWERS FAMILY MEDICINE POWERS FAMILY MEDICINE 221 71.5%
0.715
PRIMARY CARE NORTH PRIMARY CARE NORTH 36 36.1%
0.361
PROVIDENCE CARE PROVIDENCE CARE 97 60.8%
0.608
PROVIDENCE CARE LIVING WATER PROVIDENCE CARE LIVING WATER 71 59.2%
0.592
QUIVIRA FAMILY CARE QUIVIRA FAMILY CARE 54 74.1%
0.741
QUIVIRA INTERNAL MEDICINE QUIVIRA INTERNAL MEDICINE 160 81.3%
0.813
RAYTOWN MEDICAL CARE CLINIC RAYTOWN MEDICAL CARE CLINIC 100 42%
0.42
REGINALD HALL MD REGINALD HALL MD 605 68.4%
0.684
RESEARCH FAMILY PHYSICIANS RESEARCH FAMILY PHYSICIANS 78 67.9%
0.679
ROBINE MEDICAL ASSOCIATES ROBINE MEDICAL ASSOCIATES 270 60.4%
0.604
ROCKHILL WOMEN'S CARE ROCKHILL WOMEN'S CARE 192 89.6%
0.896
SHAWNEE FAMILY CARE SHAWNEE FAMILY CARE 101 54.5%
0.545
SHAWNEE MISSION MEDICAL GROUP SHAWNEE MISSION MEDICAL GROUP 45 82.2%
0.822
SHAWNEE MISSION PHYSICIANS GROUP SHAWNEE MISSION PHYSICIANS GROUP 2288 71.1%
0.711
SPECIALIST IN WOMENS CARE SPECIALIST IN WOMENS CARE 227 82.4%
0.824
ST. LUKE'S INTERNAL MEDICINE ST. LUKE'S INTERNAL MEDICINE 546 69.4%
0.694
ST. LUKE'S MEDICAL GROUP ST. LUKE'S MEDICAL GROUP 101 62.4%
0.624
ST. LUKE'S MEDICAL GROUP - SOUTHRIDGE ST. LUKE'S MEDICAL GROUP - SOUTHRIDGE 251 85.3%
0.853
ST. LUKE'S MEDICAL GROUP-BARRY RD ST. LUKE'S MEDICAL GROUP-BARRY RD 130 66.9%
0.669
ST. LUKE'S MEDICAL LEE'S SUMMIT ST. LUKE'S MEDICAL LEE'S SUMMIT 598 68.1%
0.681
ST. LUKE'S PRIMARY CARE SOUTH ST. LUKE'S PRIMARY CARE SOUTH 544 75.6%
0.756
STANLEY PARK FAMILY MEDICINE STANLEY PARK FAMILY MEDICINE 70 44.3%
0.443
STASTNY MEDICAL ASSOCIATES STASTNY MEDICAL ASSOCIATES 137 65%
0.65
STATLAND CLINIC STATLAND CLINIC 327 85.3%
0.853
SUNFLOWER MEDICAL GROUP SUNFLOWER MEDICAL GROUP 341 72.1%
0.721
SWOPE HEALTH SERVICES SWOPE HEALTH SERVICES 42 38.1%
0.381
THE LIBERTY CLINIC THE LIBERTY CLINIC 1128 69.7%
0.697
TOWN CENTER MEDICAL GROUP TOWN CENTER MEDICAL GROUP 284 71.8%
0.718
TOWN PLAZA FAMILY PRACTICE TOWN PLAZA FAMILY PRACTICE 34 88.2%
0.882
TOWN PLAZA OB/GYN TOWN PLAZA OB/GYN 66 83.3%
0.833
TRUMAN MEDICAL CENTERS - LAKEWOOD FM TRUMAN MEDICAL CENTERS - LAKEWOOD FM 33 81.8%
0.818
UNITED MEDICAL GROUP UNITED MEDICAL GROUP 150 57.3%
0.573
UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS HOSPITAL UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS HOSPITAL 375 72%
0.72
UNIVERSITY PHYSICIANS UNIVERSITY PHYSICIANS 40 92.5%
0.925
WASHINGTON MEDICAL GROUP WASHINGTON MEDICAL GROUP 110 49.1%
0.491
WAYNE WOMEN'S CLINIC WAYNE WOMEN'S CLINIC 84 90.5%
0.905
WEST GLEN PRIMARY CARE WEST GLEN PRIMARY CARE 114 59.6%
0.596
WESTON FAMILY CLINIC AND SPA WESTON FAMILY CLINIC AND SPA 30 73.3%
0.733
WESTWOOD INTERNAL MEDICINE WESTWOOD INTERNAL MEDICINE 72 90.3%
0.903
WOMEN'S CARE WOMEN'S CARE 421 81.5%
0.815
WOMEN'S CLINIC ASSOCIATES WOMEN'S CLINIC ASSOCIATES 120 91.7%
0.917
WOMEN'S HEALTHCARE GROUP WOMEN'S HEALTHCARE GROUP 117 77.8%
0.778
WOMEN'S HEALTHCARE GROUP OF LAWRENCE WOMEN'S HEALTHCARE GROUP OF LAWRENCE 95 75.8%
0.758
WOMEN'S ULTRASOUND WOMEN'S ULTRASOUND 129 91.5%
0.915
WOMENS CLINIC OF JOHNSON COUNTY WOMENS CLINIC OF JOHNSON COUNTY 401 76.3%
0.763
WOMENS HEALTH ASSOCIATES WOMENS HEALTH ASSOCIATES 260 85.4%
0.854
WOODS CHAPEL MEDICAL GROUP WOODS CHAPEL MEDICAL GROUP 106 46.2%
0.462