The National Center for Women and Health, an independent, nonpartisan organization, is calling for the release of data on the types of surgeries performed on women with cancer to better understand the impact on women and their families.
It’s a proposal that would help physicians assess the health of women and families during the course of cancer treatment.
The NCCW has also called for better data collection and analysis on women’s outcomes during their cancer treatment, including their rates of survival and quality of life.
The organization is currently gathering data from the state’s three largest health insurance plans to provide a snapshot of women’s health outcomes during the four-year span from the start of the cancer diagnosis to the time they receive treatment.
“The data should be readily available to the health care providers who are performing the care,” Dr. Julie M. Kelleher, executive director of the NCCw, said in a statement.
“We want to know how many of these surgeries were performed and if those surgeries were needed to help improve women’s care.”
The NCDH, which has an office in Rockville, Maryland, and a Web site, National Center of Women and Care, has been gathering data on cancer patients and their doctors since 2007.
The NCDHS is also using the data to inform how doctors are practicing cancer care.
It released its first report in 2014, and last year it released a second report.
The third report, released in March, provides more data about women’s surgeries and how they compare with other types of surgery.
The new report focuses on how patients are treated and what happens after treatment.
Kelleher said that while she and the NCDW are concerned about the privacy of the data that would be collected, the organization would like to see more transparency on the data and its use.
“We don’t want this to be secret,” Kelleh said.
“There needs to be transparency around this information.”
While the data has been collected in a way that is more comparable to other types, Kellehar said that it’s important to consider that not all women receive the same types of care, and that it is important for women to understand what they can and cannot expect from a particular type of surgery in order to make informed decisions about treatment.
In addition to the information the NCDC is gathering, it is also providing a detailed report on the costs of women undergoing cancer treatment to inform the health insurance companies of women with breast cancer and their children.
The report was released in January and includes data from private insurance plans and from the NCA’s Medicaid program.