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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: 72.2%

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 report reflects information provided by four commercial health plans and also did not include any Medicaid information.


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Practice Name
#
Score
ALVAREZ CLINIC ALVAREZ CLINIC 136 71.3%
0.713
ANTIOCH FAMILY CARE ANTIOCH FAMILY CARE 150 63.3%
0.633
ASSOCIATED WOMEN'S CARE ASSOCIATED WOMEN'S CARE 79 75.9%
0.759
ASSOCIATES IN FAMILY CARE ASSOCIATES IN FAMILY CARE 351 69.2%
0.692
ASSOCIATES IN FAMILY MEDICINE ASSOCIATES IN FAMILY MEDICINE 83 54.2%
0.542
ASSOCIATES IN INTERNAL MEDICINE ASSOCIATES IN INTERNAL MEDICINE 86 72.1%
0.721
ASSOCIATES IN OBGYN LIMITED PC ASSOCIATES IN OBGYN LIMITED PC 111 92.8%
0.928
BARRY POINTE FAMILY CARE BARRY POINTE FAMILY CARE 284 72.2%
0.722
BARTLETT FAMILY HEALTHCARE BARTLETT FAMILY HEALTHCARE 59 55.9%
0.559
BLUE RIDGE FAMILY PHYSICIANS BLUE RIDGE FAMILY PHYSICIANS 142 52.1%
0.521
BLUE SPRINGS FAMILY CARE CENTER BLUE SPRINGS FAMILY CARE CENTER 603 68%
0.68
BLUE SPRINGS INTERNAL MEDICINE BLUE SPRINGS INTERNAL MEDICINE 147 69.4%
0.694
BLUE VALLEY WOMEN'S CARE BLUE VALLEY WOMEN'S CARE 36 77.8%
0.778
BRIARCLIFF MEDICAL ASSOCIATES BRIARCLIFF MEDICAL ASSOCIATES 653 71.4%
0.714
CARONDELET PHYSICIANS SERVICES CARONDELET PHYSICIANS SERVICES 327 64.8%
0.648
CENTERPOINT FAMILY PRACTICE CENTERPOINT FAMILY PRACTICE 164 75%
0.75
CENTERPOINT INTERNAL MEDICINE CENTERPOINT INTERNAL MEDICINE 187 67.9%
0.679
CENTRAL FAMILY MEDICINE CENTRAL FAMILY MEDICINE 167 57.5%
0.575
CHARTRAND CLINIC CHARTRAND CLINIC 135 71.9%
0.719
CLAY PLATTE FAMILY MEDICINE CLINIC CLAY PLATTE FAMILY MEDICINE CLINIC 759 68.5%
0.685
COLLEGE PARK FAMILY CARE COLLEGE PARK FAMILY CARE 2605 74.5%
0.745
COLLEGE POINT PRIMARY CARE COLLEGE POINT PRIMARY CARE 117 70.9%
0.709
CORNERSTONE FAMILY CARE CORNERSTONE FAMILY CARE 147 78.9%
0.789
COVENANT WOMEN'S CENTER COVENANT WOMEN'S CENTER 40 90%
0.9
CREEKWOOD FAMILY CARE CREEKWOOD FAMILY CARE 694 63%
0.63
CREEKWOOD INTERNAL MEDICINE CREEKWOOD INTERNAL MEDICINE 187 65.8%
0.658
CREEKWOOD PRIMARY CARE CREEKWOOD PRIMARY CARE 51 88.2%
0.882
CREEKWOOD WOMEN'S CARE CREEKWOOD WOMEN'S CARE 88 93.2%
0.932
CWL INTERNAL MEDICINE CWL INTERNAL MEDICINE 58 89.7%
0.897
DELPHIA FAMILY PRACTICE DELPHIA FAMILY PRACTICE 246 68.7%
0.687
DOCTOR'S OFFICE DOCTOR'S OFFICE 41 78%
0.78
Dr. Charles E McGrath DR. CHARLES E MCGRATH 69 42%
0.42
Dr. Donald L Cohen DR. DONALD L COHEN 67 76.1%
0.761
Dr. Elizabeth A Lambird DR. ELIZABETH A LAMBIRD 86 70.9%
0.709
Dr. Jeffrey A Scott DR. JEFFREY A SCOTT 30 50%
0.5
Dr. John D Barth DR. JOHN D BARTH 50 54%
0.54
Dr. Kay D Barney DR. KAY D BARNEY 30 56.7%
0.567
Dr. Lillian C Alderman DR. LILLIAN C ALDERMAN 68 91.2%
0.912
Dr. Nicholas J Michalski DR. NICHOLAS J MICHALSKI 65 50.8%
0.508
Dr. Robert L Buzard DR. ROBERT L BUZARD 52 38.5%
0.385
Dr. Sarah M Baker DR. SARAH M BAKER 30 83.3%
0.833
Dr. Saroj A Bavishi DR. SAROJ A BAVISHI 69 97.1%
0.971
Dr. Stephanie M Revels DR. STEPHANIE M REVELS 124 62.1%
0.621
Dr. Stephen M Mesa DR. STEPHEN M MESA 34 67.6%
0.676
ENCOMPASS MEDICAL GROUP ENCOMPASS MEDICAL GROUP 3417 80.9%
0.809
FAMILY CARE AT ARBOR WALK FAMILY CARE AT ARBOR WALK 90 75.6%
0.756
FAMILY CARE OF EASTERN JACKSON COUNTY FAMILY CARE OF EASTERN JACKSON COUNTY 163 55.8%
0.558
FAMILY CARE OF INDEPENDENCE FAMILY CARE OF INDEPENDENCE 241 52.7%
0.527
FAMILY CARE OF LEES SUMMIT FAMILY CARE OF LEES SUMMIT 266 71.4%
0.714
FAMILY DOCTOR'S OFFICE FAMILY DOCTOR'S OFFICE 41 58.5%
0.585
FAMILY HEALTH GROUP FAMILY HEALTH GROUP 318 84%
0.84
FAMILY MEDICAL GROUP FAMILY MEDICAL GROUP 294 65.3%
0.653
FAMILY MEDICINE FAMILY MEDICINE 99 63.6%
0.636
FAMILY PRACTICE ASSOCIATES FAMILY PRACTICE ASSOCIATES 268 67.9%
0.679
FERNS MATILE PERRYMAN AND MOORE FERNS MATILE PERRYMAN AND MOORE 91 90.1%
0.901
FOR WOMEN ONLY FOR WOMEN ONLY 114 84.2%
0.842
FOXHILL MEDICAL GROUP FOXHILL MEDICAL GROUP 52 76.9%
0.769
FOXWOOD FAMILY MEDICINE FOXWOOD FAMILY MEDICINE 180 59.4%
0.594
GARDNER FAMILY CARE GARDNER FAMILY CARE 118 60.2%
0.602
GASHLAND CLINIC GASHLAND CLINIC 982 67.4%
0.674
GOPPERT-TRINITY FAMILY CARE GOPPERT-TRINITY FAMILY CARE 634 64%
0.64
GORDON AND MAYNARD, PC GORDON AND MAYNARD, PC 160 91.3%
0.913
GRANDVIEW HEALTH CARE CLINIC GRANDVIEW HEALTH CARE CLINIC 79 46.8%
0.468
HAUSHER BRABY AND ASSOCIATES HAUSHER BRABY AND ASSOCIATES 46 87%
0.87
HEALTH MIDWEST. COMPREHENSIVE CARE HEALTH MIDWEST. COMPREHENSIVE CARE 128 81.3%
0.813
HEALTHCARE FOR WOMEN HEALTHCARE FOR WOMEN 131 84.7%
0.847
HEARTLAND CLINIC OF PLATTE CITY HEARTLAND CLINIC OF PLATTE CITY 56 62.5%
0.625
HEARTLAND PRIMARY CARE HEARTLAND PRIMARY CARE 194 70.1%
0.701
HEARTLAND WOMEN'S HEALTH HEARTLAND WOMEN'S HEALTH 249 89.6%
0.896
HERITAGE PHYSICIANS GROUP HERITAGE PHYSICIANS GROUP 185 64.3%
0.643
INDEPENDENCE WOMEN'S CLINIC INDEPENDENCE WOMEN'S CLINIC 288 87.5%
0.875
INTERNAL MEDICINE AND RHEUMATOLOGY INTERNAL MEDICINE AND RHEUMATOLOGY 74 70.3%
0.703
INTERNAL MEDICINE ASSOCIATES INTERNAL MEDICINE ASSOCIATES 156 74.4%
0.744
INTERNAL MEDICINE ASSOCIATES OF OLATHE INTERNAL MEDICINE ASSOCIATES OF OLATHE 97 74.2%
0.742
IRICK FAMILY MEDICINE IRICK FAMILY MEDICINE 151 80.1%
0.801
JACKSON COUNTY MEDICAL GROUP JACKSON COUNTY MEDICAL GROUP 359 69.4%
0.694
JOHNSON COUNTY OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY JOHNSON COUNTY OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY 160 85%
0.85
KANSAS CITY FAMILY MEDICAL KANSAS CITY FAMILY MEDICAL 378 73.3%
0.733
KANSAS CITY INTERNAL MEDICINE KANSAS CITY INTERNAL MEDICINE 605 75.2%
0.752
KANSAS CITY IPA KANSAS CITY IPA 44 56.8%
0.568
KANSAS CITY OB-GYN PHYSICIANS KANSAS CITY OB-GYN PHYSICIANS 43 90.7%
0.907
KANSAS CITY UNIVERSITY MEDICINE AND BIOSCIENCE KANSAS CITY UNIVERSITY MEDICINE AND BIOSCIENCE 51 60.8%
0.608
KANSAS CITY WOMEN'S CLINIC KANSAS CITY WOMEN'S CLINIC 484 84.5%
0.845
KANZA MULTISPECIALTY GROUP KANZA MULTISPECIALTY GROUP 55 60%
0.6
KCMV PHYSICIAN ASSOCIATES KCMV PHYSICIAN ASSOCIATES 32 53.1%
0.531
KEARNEY FAMILY MEDICINE KEARNEY FAMILY MEDICINE 143 51%
0.51
KIMBALL, SCOTT, KIMBALL, COOPER MD KIMBALL, SCOTT, KIMBALL, COOPER MD 201 75.1%
0.751
KU MED BLUE RIDGE FAMILY PHYSICIANS KU MED BLUE RIDGE FAMILY PHYSICIANS 65 61.5%
0.615
KU MEDWEST KU MEDWEST 348 83.3%
0.833
KUPI DEPT OF FAMILY MEDICINE KUPI DEPT OF FAMILY MEDICINE 278 67.6%
0.676
KUPI DEPT OF INTERNAL MEDICINE KUPI DEPT OF INTERNAL MEDICINE 86 72.1%
0.721
LANDMARK MEDICAL CENTER LANDMARK MEDICAL CENTER 131 67.9%
0.679
LAWRENCE FAMILY PRACTICE CENTER LAWRENCE FAMILY PRACTICE CENTER 58 81%
0.81
LEAWOOD FAMILY CARE LEAWOOD FAMILY CARE 660 73.6%
0.736
LEAWOOD FAMILY PHYSICIANS LEAWOOD FAMILY PHYSICIANS 149 76.5%
0.765
LEE'S SUMMIT CLINIC LEE'S SUMMIT CLINIC 113 65.5%
0.655
LEE'S SUMMIT PHYSICIANS GROUP LEE'S SUMMIT PHYSICIANS GROUP 283 69.3%
0.693
LEES SUMMIT FAMILY MEDICINE LEES SUMMIT FAMILY MEDICINE 185 75.1%
0.751
LIBERTY FAMILY PHYSICIANS LIBERTY FAMILY PHYSICIANS 329 67.5%
0.675
LILL FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER LILL FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER 54 72.2%
0.722
LINTECUM AND NICKELL LINTECUM AND NICKELL 60 88.3%
0.883
MANNING FAMILY CARE MANNING FAMILY CARE 100 66%
0.66
MEDICAL ARTS CENTER MEDICAL ARTS CENTER 69 60.9%
0.609
MEDICAL GROUP OF KANSAS CITY MEDICAL GROUP OF KANSAS CITY 633 71.4%
0.714
MEDICAL PLAZA CONSULTANTS MEDICAL PLAZA CONSULTANTS 88 70.5%
0.705
MID-AMERICA INTERNAL MEDICINE MID-AMERICA INTERNAL MEDICINE 124 62.1%
0.621
MIDWEST. OBGYN MIDWEST. OBGYN 30 93.3%
0.933
MIDWEST. PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS PC MIDWEST. PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS PC 48 81.3%
0.813
MIDWEST. WOMEN'S HEALTHCARE PC MIDWEST. WOMEN'S HEALTHCARE PC 133 86.5%
0.865
MISSION FAMILY HEALTH CARE MISSION FAMILY HEALTH CARE 315 69.2%
0.692
MYERS FITCH RIOJAS WOMEN'S CLINIC MYERS FITCH RIOJAS WOMEN'S CLINIC 137 81.8%
0.818
NEIGHBORHOOD FAMILY CARE NEIGHBORHOOD FAMILY CARE 33 57.6%
0.576
NKC INTERNAL MEDICINE NKC INTERNAL MEDICINE 315 70.2%
0.702
NORTHLAND FAMILY CARE NORTHLAND FAMILY CARE 475 69.3%
0.693
NORTHLAND OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY NORTHLAND OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY 191 81.2%
0.812
NORTHLAND WOMEN'S HEALTH CARE NORTHLAND WOMEN'S HEALTH CARE 192 88%
0.88
NORTHTOWN MEDICAL GROUP NORTHTOWN MEDICAL GROUP 49 46.9%
0.469
OAK GROVE MEDICAL CLINIC OAK GROVE MEDICAL CLINIC 158 47.5%
0.475
OB GYN SPECIALISTS PC OB GYN SPECIALISTS PC 63 93.7%
0.937
OBSTETRICS/ GYNECOLOGY CONSULTANTS OBSTETRICS/ GYNECOLOGY CONSULTANTS 47 78.7%
0.787
ODESSA MEDICAL CLINIC ODESSA MEDICAL CLINIC 37 29.7%
0.297
OLATHE FAMILY PHYSICIANS OLATHE FAMILY PHYSICIANS 132 72%
0.72
OLATHE FAMILY PRACTICE OLATHE FAMILY PRACTICE 181 68.5%
0.685
OLATHE OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY OLATHE OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY 34 85.3%
0.853
OLATHE WOMEN'S CENTER OLATHE WOMEN'S CENTER 61 83.6%
0.836
OVERLAND PARK FAMILY HEALTH PARTNERS OVERLAND PARK FAMILY HEALTH PARTNERS 187 67.4%
0.674
PARKVILLE FAMILY PRACTICE PARKVILLE FAMILY PRACTICE 48 54.2%
0.542
PAVILLION MEDICAL OFFICE PAVILLION MEDICAL OFFICE 42 59.5%
0.595
PLATTE MEDICAL CLINIC PLATTE MEDICAL CLINIC 83 69.9%
0.699
POWERS FAMILY MEDICINE POWERS FAMILY MEDICINE 155 67.1%
0.671
PRIMARY CARE CENTER PRIMARY CARE CENTER 45 40%
0.4
PROVIDENCE CARE PROVIDENCE CARE 56 57.1%
0.571
PROVIDENCE CARE LIVING WATER PROVIDENCE CARE LIVING WATER 37 59.5%
0.595
QUIVIRA FAMILY CARE QUIVIRA FAMILY CARE 47 61.7%
0.617
QUIVIRA INTERNAL MEDICINE QUIVIRA INTERNAL MEDICINE 178 80.3%
0.803
RAYTOWN MEDICAL CARE CLINIC RAYTOWN MEDICAL CARE CLINIC 84 40.5%
0.405
REGINALD HALL MD REGINALD HALL MD 455 71%
0.71
RESEARCH FAMILY PHYSICIANS RESEARCH FAMILY PHYSICIANS 95 55.8%
0.558
ROBINE MEDICAL ASSOCIATES ROBINE MEDICAL ASSOCIATES 183 65%
0.65
ROCKHILL WOMEN'S CARE ROCKHILL WOMEN'S CARE 106 84%
0.84
SHAWNEE FAMILY CARE SHAWNEE FAMILY CARE 96 49%
0.49
SHAWNEE MISSION MEDICAL GROUP SHAWNEE MISSION MEDICAL GROUP 46 84.8%
0.848
SHAWNEE MISSION PHYSICIANS GROUP SHAWNEE MISSION PHYSICIANS GROUP 1728 70.9%
0.709
ST. LUKE'S INTERNAL MEDICINE ST. LUKE'S INTERNAL MEDICINE 335 77%
0.77
ST. LUKE'S MEDICAL GROUP ST. LUKE'S MEDICAL GROUP 75 57.3%
0.573
ST. LUKE'S MEDICAL GROUP - SOUTHRIDGE ST. LUKE'S MEDICAL GROUP - SOUTHRIDGE 233 88.8%
0.888
ST. LUKE'S MEDICAL GROUP-BARRY RD ST. LUKE'S MEDICAL GROUP-BARRY RD 85 71.8%
0.718
ST. LUKE'S MEDICAL LEE'S SUMMIT ST. LUKE'S MEDICAL LEE'S SUMMIT 471 68.4%
0.684
ST. LUKE'S PRIMARY CARE SOUTH ST. LUKE'S PRIMARY CARE SOUTH 517 76.6%
0.766
STANLEY PARK FAMILY MEDICINE STANLEY PARK FAMILY MEDICINE 65 60%
0.6
STASTNY MEDICAL ASSOCIATES STASTNY MEDICAL ASSOCIATES 108 57.4%
0.574
STATLAND CLINIC STATLAND CLINIC 274 86.5%
0.865
SUNFLOWER MEDICAL GROUP SUNFLOWER MEDICAL GROUP 362 67.7%
0.677
SWOPE HEALTH SERVICES SWOPE HEALTH SERVICES 50 50%
0.5
THE LIBERTY CLINIC THE LIBERTY CLINIC 866 68.2%
0.682
TOWN CENTER MEDICAL GROUP TOWN CENTER MEDICAL GROUP 225 73.8%
0.738
TOWN PLAZA FAMILY PRACTICE TOWN PLAZA FAMILY PRACTICE 30 83.3%
0.833
UNITED MEDICAL GROUP UNITED MEDICAL GROUP 168 67.9%
0.679
UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS HOSPITAL UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS HOSPITAL 454 72.7%
0.727
WASHINGTON MEDICAL GROUP WASHINGTON MEDICAL GROUP 72 52.8%
0.528
WAYNE WOMEN'S CLINIC WAYNE WOMEN'S CLINIC 50 78%
0.78
WEST GLEN PRIMARY CARE WEST GLEN PRIMARY CARE 116 62.9%
0.629
WESTON FAMILY CLINIC AND SPA WESTON FAMILY CLINIC AND SPA 37 73%
0.73
WESTWOOD INTERNAL MEDICINE WESTWOOD INTERNAL MEDICINE 75 94.7%
0.947
WOMEN'S CARE WOMEN'S CARE 256 77.7%
0.777
WOMEN'S CLINIC ASSOCIATES WOMEN'S CLINIC ASSOCIATES 64 87.5%
0.875
WOMEN'S HEALTHCARE GROUP WOMEN'S HEALTHCARE GROUP 128 83.6%
0.836
WOMEN'S HEALTHCARE GROUP OF LAWRENCE WOMEN'S HEALTHCARE GROUP OF LAWRENCE 65 87.7%
0.877
WOMEN'S ULTRASOUND WOMEN'S ULTRASOUND 81 91.4%
0.914
WOODS CHAPEL MEDICAL GROUP WOODS CHAPEL MEDICAL GROUP 74 50%
0.5