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Mar 15, 2017 Issue
Multiple Myeloma: Diagnosis and Treatment [Article]

Patients with multiple myeloma may demonstrate presence of the disease through blood testing alone or nonspecific symptoms. Infection, adverse treatment effects, and complications are common and require close monitoring.


May 1, 2015 Issue
PSA Screening for Prostate Cancer [Medicine by the Numbers]

Studies show no deaths were prevented and 1 in 5 underwent a prostate biopsy for a false-positive test. Read more.


Jan 15, 2015 Issue
Risk Assessment, Genetic Counseling, and Genetic Testing for BRCA-Related Cancer in Women [Putting Prevention into Practice]

L.M. is a 37-year-old nonsmoking woman who is not taking any medications and has no significant past medical problems. Three of her female relatives have a history of breast cancer: her mother (diagnosed at 49 years of age, before menopause), her paternal grandmother (diagnosed at 72 years of age), ...


Jan 15, 2015 Issue
Risk Assessment, Genetic Counseling, and Genetic Testing for BRCA-Related Cancer in Women: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that primary care clinicians screen women who have family members with breast, ovarian, tubal, or peritoneal cancer with one of several screening tools designed to identify a family history that may be associated with an increased risk of p...


Jan 1, 2015 Issue
Vitamin, Mineral, and Multivitamin Supplements for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of the use of multivitamins for the prevention of cardiovascular disease or cancer.


Nov 1, 2014 Issue
Medications for Risk Reduction of Primary Breast Cancer in Women: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that clinicians engage in shared, informed decision making with women who are at increased risk of breast cancer about medications to reduce their risk. For women who are at increased risk of breast cancer and at low risk of adverse medicat...


Jul 15, 2014 Issue
Screening for Lung Cancer: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends annual screening for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography (CT) in adults 55 to 80 years of age who have a 30 pack-year smoking history and currently smoke or quit within the past 15 years.


Jul 15, 2014 Issue
Screening for Lung Cancer [Putting Prevention into Practice]

M.B., a woman with diabetes mellitus, presents to your office for an annual well visit. M.B. reports having smoked one and a half packs of cigarettes daily for 20 years. Her neighbor was recently diagnosed with lung cancer, and M.B. requests to be tested for lung cancer, too.


Oct 15, 2013 Issue
Testosterone Therapy and Risk Recurrence After Treatment of Prostate Cancer [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]

Men with symptomatic androgen deprivation who have had clinically curative treatment for organ-confined prostate cancer may have symptomatic improvement with testosterone replacement therapy. There are no studies evaluating the risk of cancer recurrence in patients receiving testosterone replacement therapy.


Mar 15, 2013 Issue
Daily Multivitamins Have Minimal, if Any, Effect on Preventing Cancer in Men and Do Not Affect Mortality [POEMs]

Daily multivitamin supplementation results in a minimal, if any, reduction in epithelial cell cancers in men. This study found no significant benefit to multivitamin supplementation in reducing the risk of prostate, colorectal, lung, or bladder cancers. The risks of cancer-related mortality and all-...


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