Women Age 21-26 Years Old
Early detection of cancer or precancerous lesions is vital for the successful treatment of breast and cervical cancer. Appropriate screening includes pap testing every three years (or five years with Human papillomavirus (HPV) testing for women 30 and over), and screening mammography every two years. Empowering team members to help ensure that patients receive needed screening and implementing decision support within your practice can improve screening rates for your patients.
- Use your medical record to determine women due for cancer screening, then have team members contact patients to schedule a health maintenance visit
- Start utilizing a health maintenance visit template or a clinical decision support tool to ensure that women receive appropriate cancer screenings.
- Screening for Cervical Cancer: A Systematic Evidence Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
- 2015 Breast Cancer Screening Draft Recommendations: U.S. Preventative Services Task Force
Resources & Tools
- HPV Clinician Fact Sheets
- HPV for Boys and Girls Fact Sheet
- National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
- What Parents Should Know About HPV Vaccine Safety and Effectiveness
- Cervical Cancer Screening – A Guide for Physicians
- Cervical Cancer Screening – A Guide for Physicians and Patients
- Cervical Cancer Screening – A Trifold Guide for Physicians and Patients
- 3 Things Parents Should Know About Preventing Cancer
- Cancers Associated with HPV in Ohio
- HPV Cancer Prevention Infographic
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