Breast Cancer Screening
This HEDIS Measure
Assesses women 50–74 years of age who had at least one mammogram to screen for breast cancer in the past two years.
Aside from some forms of skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, regardless of race or ethnicity.1 Screening can improve outcomes: early detection reduces the risk of dying from breast cancer and can lead to a greater range of treatment options and lower health care costs.2
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 2013. “Breast Cancer Statistics.” http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/breast/statistics/index.htm
- American Cancer Society. 2011. “Breast Cancer Facts and Figures 2013–2014.” http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@research/documents/document/acspc-042725.pdf