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Cancer

Editors' Choice of Best Available Content

This collection features the best content from AFP, as identified by the AFP editors, on cancer and related issues, including various types (breast, cervical, childhood, colorectal, lung, oral, ovarian, prostate, skin, testicular, and other types of cancer). New research may affect the interpretation and application of this material. Clinical judgment is advised. Note that AFP content published within the past 12 months is accessible to AAFP members and paid subscribers only.

Categories

General

Bladder Cancer

Breast Cancer

Cervical Cancer

Childhood Cancers

Colorectal Cancer

Esophageal Cancer

Lung Cancer

Oral Cancer

Ovarian Cancer

Prostate Cancer

Skin Cancer

Testicular Cancer

Other Cancers

Patient Education, Self-Care



General

Screening/Prevention

04/15/2016 Cancer Screening in Older Patients new
11/01/2014 Screening for Cancer: Concepts and Controversies
06/01/2012 Could Selenium Supplementation Prevent Cancer? [Cochrane for Clinicians]
06/01/2008 Lifestyle Interventions to Reduce Cancer Risk and Improve Outcomes Patient Education
01/01/2006 Physicians Who Do Not Follow Screening Guidelines [Curbside Consultation]

Treatment/Surveillance

01/01/2015 Surveillance of the Adult Cancer Survivor
06/15/2013 Gynecologic Procedures: Colposcopy, Treatments of Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia, and Endometrial Assessment
08/15/2010 Managing the Adverse Effects of Radiation Therapy Patient Education
10/01/2009 Exercise for the Management of Cancer-Related Fatigue [Cochrane for Clinicians]
02/01/2008 Targeted Therapies: A New Generation of Cancer Treatments
04/15/2007 Primary Care of the Patient with Cancer
12/01/2006 Treatment of Oncologic Emergencies
08/15/2005 Determining Prognosis for Patients with Terminal Cancer [Point-of-Care Guides] Point of Care

Bladder Cancer

02/15/2012 Screening for Bladder Cancer: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
02/15/2012 Screening for Bladder Cancer [Putting Prevention into Practice]
10/01/2009 Diagnosis and Treatment of Bladder Cancer Algorithm

Breast Cancer

Screening/Prevention

04/15/2016 ACS Releases Guideline on Breast Cancer Screening [Practice Guidelines] new
04/15/2016 Screening for Breast Cancer: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force] new
04/15/2016 Counseling Women About Breast Cancer Screening [Editorials] new
01/15/2015 Risk Assessment, Genetic Counseling, and Genetic Testing for BRCA-Related Cancer in Women [Putting Prevention into Practice]
01/15/2015 Risk Assessment, Genetic Counseling, and Genetic Testing for BRCA-Related Cancer in Women: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
11/01/2014 Medications for Risk Reduction of Primary Breast Cancer in Women: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
03/15/2013 Does Screening Mammography Lead to Overdiagnosis of Invasive Breast Cancer? [AFP Journal Club]
02/15/2013 Breast Cancer Screening Update
02/15/2013 Screening Mammography: The Goal Is Changing [Editorials]
03/15/2012 American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Updates Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines [Practice Guidelines]
01/15/2012 Screening Mammography for Reducing Breast Cancer Mortality [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
12/01/2011 Effect of Mammography on Breast Cancer Mortality [Cochrane for Clinicians]
09/15/2010 Screening for Breast Cancer: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
09/15/2010 Mammography Screening for Breast Cancer: Recommendation of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force [Editorials]
07/15/2010 Guide to Mammography Reports: BI-RADS Terminology [Editorials]
03/15/2010 ASCO Updates Guideline on the Use of Pharmacologic Interventions to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk [Practice Guidelines]
12/15/2008 Assessing Breast Cancer Risk in Women
02/15/2008 Cancer Genetic Risk Assessment for Individuals at Risk of Familial Breast Cancer [Cochrane for Clinicians]
06/01/2007 Screening for Breast Cancer: What to Do with the Evidence [Editorials]
11/01/2004 Screening Mammography in Women 40 to 49 Years of Age [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
04/15/2010 Biennial vs. Annual Mammography: Which Is Better?

Treatment

06/01/2010 Treatment of Breast Cancer Patient Education
07/01/2005 Follow-up After Surgically Treated Breast Cancer [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Cervical Cancer

12/15/2015 ACP Releases Best Practice Advice on Screening for Cervical Cancer [Practice Guidelines]
05/15/2015 ACP Provides Guidance on Screening Pelvic Examination in Women [Practice Guidelines]
12/01/2013 ACOG Releases Guidelines on Cervical Cancer Screening [Practice Guidelines]
09/15/2012 ACS/ASCCP/ASCP Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cervical Cancer [Editorials]
09/15/2012 ACS Releases Updated Guidelines on Cancer Screening [Practice Guidelines]
09/15/2012 Screening for Cervical Cancer: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
09/15/2012 Screening for Cervical Cancer [Putting Prevention into Practice]
06/15/2012 Cervical Cancer [Clinical Evidence Handbook]
03/01/2012 Interventions to Increase Cervical Cancer Screening Rates [Cochrane for Clinicians]
11/15/2010 Human Papillomavirus: Clinical Manifestations and Prevention Algorithm Patient Education
08/15/2007 Quadrivalent HPV Recombinant Vaccine (Gardasil) for the Prevention of Cervical Cancer [STEPS]

Childhood Cancers

08/01/2013 Signs and Symptoms of Childhood Cancer: A Guide for Early Recognition
05/15/2010 Primary Care of Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer Patient Education
07/15/2008 Survivor: What Does it Mean to be Cured? [Close-ups]

Colorectal Cancer

Screening/Prevention

01/15/2015 Screening and Surveillance for Colorectal Cancer: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Overscreening [Editorials]
12/15/2012 ACP Releases Best Practice Advice on Colorectal Cancer Screening [Practice Guidelines]
04/15/2010 Screening for Colorectal Cancer [Putting Prevention into Practice]
04/15/2010 Screening for Colorectal Cancer: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
09/15/2009 ACG Guidelines for Colorectal Cancer Screening [Practice Guidelines]
02/15/2009 Routine Aspirin or Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs for the Primary Prevention of Colorectal Cancer [Putting Prevention into Practice]
07/01/2007 Routine Aspirin or Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs for the Primary Prevention of Colorectal Cancer: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
12/15/2008 Colorectal Cancer: A Summary of the Evidence for Screening and Prevention Patient Education
06/01/2007 Fecal Occult Blood Tests Reduce Colorectal Cancer Mortality [Cochrane for Clinicians]
05/15/2006 Colorectal Cancer Screening: Don't Just Do It, Do It Right [Editorials]
03/01/2005 Colorectal Cancer Screening [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
11/01/2006 Antioxidants Do Not Prevent Colorectal Cancer [POEMs]

Treatment/Surveillance

01/15/2015 Colorectal Cancer Screening and Surveillance Algorithm
05/01/2014 No Increased Survival Benefit to Intensive Follow-Up After Colorectal Cancer Surgery [POEMs]
03/01/2007 Predicting Life Expectancy After a Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis

Esophageal Cancer

01/15/2014 Common Questions About Barrett Esophagus Algorithm
06/15/2006 Esophageal Cancer: A Review and Update Algorithm

Lung Cancer

02/15/2015 Lung Cancer: Diagnosis, Treatment Principles, and Screening
07/15/2014 Should Family Physicians Routinely Screen for Lung Cancer in High-Risk Populations? Yes: CT-Based Screening Is Complex but Worthwhile [Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine]
07/15/2014 Should Family Physicians Routinely Screen for Lung Cancer in High-Risk Populations? No: The USPSTF’s Recommendation for Lung Cancer Screening Is Overreaching [Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine]
07/15/2014 Screening for Lung Cancer [Putting Prevention into Practice]
07/15/2014 Screening for Lung Cancer: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
01/01/2014 ACS Releases Guideline on Screening for Lung Cancer with Low-Dose Computed Tomography [Practice Guidelines]

Oral Cancer

03/15/2015 Screening for Oral Cancer: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
03/15/2015 Screening for Oral Cancer [Putting Prevention into Practice]
05/01/2011 Screening for the Early Detection and Prevention of Oral Cancer [Cochrane for Clinicians]
02/15/2007 Common Oral Lesions: Part II. Masses and Neoplasia
04/01/2002 Assessing Oral Malignancies Patient Education

Ovarian Cancer

05/15/2013 Screening for Ovarian Cancer [Putting Prevention into Practice]
05/15/2013 Screening for Ovarian Cancer: Reaffirmation Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
09/15/2009 Ovarian Cancer: An Overview Differential Diagnosis
09/15/2009 Estimating the Risk of Ovarian Cancer [Point-of-Care Guides] Point of Care

Prostate Cancer

Screening/Prevention

10/15/2015 Prostate Cancer Screening
10/15/2015 Prostate Cancer Screening: The Pendulum Has Swung, and the Burden of Proof Is with Proponents [Editorials]
05/01/2015 PSA Screening for Prostate Cancer [Medicine by the Numbers]
01/15/2014 AUA Releases Guideline on Early Detection of Prostate Cancer [Practice Guidelines]
02/15/2013 Screening for Prostate Cancer: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
02/15/2013 Screening for Prostate Cancer [Putting Prevention into Practice]
04/01/2011 Screening for Prostate Cancer: Prostate-Specific Antigen Testing Is Not Effective [Cochrane for Clinicians]
12/01/2010 ACS Recommendations on Prostate Cancer Screening [Practice Guidelines]
01/01/2010 ASCO and AUA Release Guideline on Prostate Cancer Chemoprevention with 5-Alpha Reductase Inhibitors [Practice Guidelines]
12/15/2008 Prostate Cancer Screening: The Continuing Controversy
09/15/2005 Predicting the Risk of Prostate Cancer on Biopsy [Point-of-Care Guides]

Treatment

05/01/2016 Primary Care of the Prostate Cancer Survivor new
08/15/2011 Treatment Options for Localized Prostate Cancer Algorithm Patient Education
12/15/2005 Predicting the Risk of Recurrence After Surgery for Prostate Cancer [Point-of-Care Guides] Point of Care

Skin Cancer

10/15/2012 Behavioral Counseling to Prevent Skin Cancer [Putting Prevention into Practice]
10/15/2012 Behavioral Counseling to Prevent Skin Cancer: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
01/15/2012 Cutaneous Malignant Melanoma: A Primary Care Perspective Patient Education
06/15/2010 Screening for Skin Cancer: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
06/15/2010 Screening for Skin Cancer [Putting Prevention into Practice]
11/15/2008 Clinical Diagnosis of Melanoma [Point-of-Care Guides]
09/15/2008 Atypical Moles Patient Education
07/15/2008 Basal Cell Carcinoma [Clinical Evidence Handbook]
09/01/2007 Treatment Options for Actinic Keratosis Patient Education
09/01/2005 Mohs Micrographic Surgery
10/15/2004 Diagnosis and Treatment of Basal Cell and Squamous Cell Carcinomas
07/15/2000 Early Detection and Treatment of Skin Cancer Patient Education
09/15/1998 Recognizing Neoplastic Skin Lesions: A Photo Guide Patient Education

Testicular Cancer

08/15/2011 Screening for Testicular Cancer: Reaffirmation Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
08/15/2011 Screening for Testicular Cancer [Putting Prevention into Practice]
02/15/2008 Diagnosis and Treatment of Testicular Cancer Patient Education

Other Cancers

03/15/2016 Diagnosis and Management of Endometrial Cancer new
02/01/2016 Primary Brain Tumors in Adults: Diagnosis and Treatment Algorithm
10/01/2014 To Whipple or Not: Choices in Cancer Treatment [Close-ups]
05/01/2014 Leukemia: An Overview for Primary Care Algorithm
04/15/2014 Diagnosis and Management of Pancreatic Cancer Algorithm
03/01/2004 Gastric Cancer: Diagnosis and Treatment Options Algorithm Patient Education
09/01/2008 Role of the Primary Care Physician in Hodgkin Lymphoma Patient Education
10/01/2008 Multiple Myeloma: Diagnosis and Treatment Differential Diagnosis Patient Education
05/01/2001 Nasopharyngeal Cancer and the Southeast Asian Patient Patient Education
10/01/2002 Vulvar Cancer Patient Education

Patient Education, Self-Care

04/15/2016 Cancer Screening new Patient Education
03/15/2016 Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer: What You Need to Know new Patient Education
02/01/2016 Primary Brain Tumors Patient Education
02/15/2015 Lung Cancer Patient Education
01/15/2015 Colon Cancer Screening: What You Should Know Patient Education
05/01/2014 Leukemia: The Basics Patient Education
04/15/2014 Pancreatic Cancer Patient Education
01/15/2012 Cutaneous Malignant Melanoma Patient Education
08/15/2011 Prostate Cancer: Who Should Be Treated? Patient Education
08/15/2010 Side Effects of Radiation Therapy Patient Education
05/15/2010 Staying Healthy After Childhood Cancer Patient Education
02/15/2005 Health Care After Cancer Treatment Patient Education
04/01/2002 Protecting Oral Health During Cancer Therapy Patient Education

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