Support increasing funding for breast and cervical cancer screenings
Screenings save lives. But, even today, too many women don't have access to lifesaving breast and cervical cancer screenings, like mammograms and Pap tests.
- Uninsured and underinsured women have lower screening rates for mammograms, resulting in a greater risk of being diagnosed at a later, more advanced stage of disease.
- Cancer screening in Kansas is not equitable. Women of color and American Indians are screened for breast and cervical cancer at lower rates.
- The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and resulting unemployment and loss of health insurance coverage is likely to result in increased need for screening services. ·
- Early Detection Works provides no cost breast and cervical cancer screenings for lower income, uninsured and underinsured Kansas women.
I support increasing funding for the Kansas Early Detection Works program by $1 million to ensure all women have access to the lifesaving cancer screenings they need.
Thank you for taking action.