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Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer

Partners from across the state working in breast cancer have come to a consensus that Nevada’s women should begin discussing breast cancer screening with their health care provider at 40. We’ve curated several provider resources to assist you in having a conversation about screening with your patients, and these patient resources to increase compliance.

View the official Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines Recommendations from The American Society of Breast Surgeons here
Evidence-Based Interventions

The Community Guide is a collection of evidence-based findings from the Community Preventive Services Task Force. It's a resource to help you select interventions to improve health and prevent disease in your organization. The following are recommended interventions to increase breast cancer screening. For complete details, including systematic reviews, tools, in-action stories, and other resources, click here.

For Patients:

One-on-one education  Group education
Small media, such as brochures Client reminders
Reducing client out-of-pocket costs Reducing structural barriers
Multi-component interventions  

For Providers

Provider reminder and recall systems Provider assessment and feedback
Breast Cancer Provider Resources
Expanded Access to Treatment for Breast and Cervical Cancer through Women's Health Connection
National Cancer Institute Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool
National Cancer Institute Cancer Genetics Risk Assessment and Counseling PDQ
Women’s Health Connection

The State of Nevada, through a grant from the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, provides free clinical breast exams and mammograms for women 40 and older, as well as diagnostic services after an abnormal screening result. Additionally, women that receive a breast cancer diagnosis can be fast-tracked into Medicaid for treatment coverage. The program is open for women who are uninsured or underinsured and meet income guidelines. The program is administered by Access to Healthcare Network. Learn more about the program and how you can become a program provider and enroll patients by visiting Access to Healthcare Network online or call 844-469-4934.

Mammovan – Mammography on the Move

Providers serving patients in rural communities should check the Mammovan schedule to refer patients for screening within their community. The Mammovan provides mobile mammography services throughout the state and accepts most forms of insurance, Women’s Health Connection and Medicaid clients, and offers free or sliding-fee scale mammograms for those women that qualify.

Breast Cancer Decision Aid 2019 Download
Breast Cancer in Nevada 2020 Infographic Download
Recall-Reminder Postcard, Fillable English | Spanish
Breast Self-Awareness Flyer English | Spanish
Understanding Mammography Card English | Spanish
Men Can Get Breast Cancer, pamphlet English | Spanish