Women Age 50-65 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.
- Implement standing orders for screening mammography
- 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
- Breast Cancer Facts & Figures 2015-16
- Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines
- Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines Infographic
- Cancer Screening Action Plan
- How to Increase Preventive Screening Rates in Practice
- Breast Cancer Screening – A Discussion Guide for Physicians and Patients
- Breast Cancer Screening – A Guide for Physicians and Patients
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