Early Detection Works (EDW)
Breast & 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% 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.
The Early Detection Works Program (EDW) offers:
- Health Education
Effective February 1, 2020 the EDW program will enroll Kansas women at average risk who:
- Are 21 to 64 years old for cervical cancer screenings
- Are 40 to 64 years old for breast cancer screenings
- Do not have health insurance
- Have family income or equal to or less than the amounts on the following table, before taxes:
Eligibility Income Maximums
|Household Size||Monthly Maximum Income||Annual Maximum Income|
Note: For households with more than 5 persons, add $11,350 for each additional person. Summer 2021 guidelines updated annually.
Enrollment takes five to ten minutes. To start, call 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 means checking your body for cancer before you have symptoms. The screening services that the Early Detection Works program may offer qualified women include:
- Clinical breast exam by a clinician
- Mammogram (including 3D mammography, starting April 1, 2021)
- Pap test
- HPV test
- Unsure if you are eligible?
Are you younger than 21 for cervical or younger than 40 for breast health concerns? Call 877-277-1368 to ask about eligibility or find out what resources may be available.
- 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.
- Do you have other Early Detection Works questions?
If you have more questions, please call 877-277-1368.