Early Detection Works


Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening for Kansas Women

A woman's risk of cancer increases as she ages. Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer among Kansas women. More than 75 percent of breast and cervical cancers occur in women over age 50. Regular screening and prompt diagnosis can reduce illness and death from breast or cervical cancer.

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The Early Detection Works program offers:
      * Health Education              * Screening
      * Diagnosis                          * Referral

Eligibility
The program enrolls Kansas women at average risk who:
      * are 40 to 64 years old for cervical cancer screenings
      * are 45 to 64 years old for breast cancer screenings
      * do not have health insurance
      * have this much family income or less before taxes

Household
Size
Monthly
Maximum
Annual
Maximum
1 $2,529 $30,350
2 $3,429 $41,150
3 $4,329 $51,950
4 $5,229 $62,750
5 $6,129 $73,550
6 $7,029 $84,350
7 $7,929 $95,150
8 $8,829 $105,950
Spring 2018, guidelines updated annually.

Unsure if you are eligible?
Younger than 45 and having breast or cervical health concerns? Call 1-877-277-1368 to ask about eligibility or find out what resources may be available.

Enrollment
Enrollment takes five to ten minutes. To start, call 1-877-277-1368. If you qualify you will receive an enrollment number and be referred to a health care provider.

Your enrollment number is good for six months. Keep it in a safe place and remember to share it with your provider at the time you make your appointment.

Screening Services
Services that the Early Detection Works program may offer qualified women include:
          - clinical breast exam by a clinician
          - mammogram
          - pelvic exam
          - Pap test
          - HPV test

What if something is found?
If a screening test shows a problem, Early Detection Works will pay for most follow-up tests to find out if you have cancer or a pre-cancerous condition. The health care provider will work with you to make follow-up appointments.

What if you need treatment?
Women who are Kansas residents and diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer through this program may be eligible for referral to KanCare (Kansas Medicaid). Other treatment options may be available for women not eligible for KanCare.

Other Questions?
Call 1-877-277-1368.