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Among women, breast cancer is the most common noncutaneous cancer and second most common cause of cancer-related death. The American Cancer Society recommends that women over age 40 have a mammogram annually. Early detection and treatment of tumors has been associated with a 15% decrease in breast cancer mortality. Mammography screening rates have remained at 67% over the past several years but is lower among African American and uninsured women. This project locates mammogram centers in St. Louis City and St. Louis County, aims to determine the concentration of women over 40 years per 100,000 population and to calculate drive time from the mammogram center to discover any underserved areas.
St. Louis County, MO
Abadin, Salma, "Accessibility to Mammogram Centers: A Network Analysis Using Service Areas in St. Louis City and St. Louis County" (2014). GIS Posters. Poster 99.