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May 15, 2017 Issue
Screening for Colorectal Cancer [Putting Prevention into Practice]

A 50-year-old woman presents for a routine visit. She is healthy with no significant medical history, takes no medications, and has no personal or family history of cancer.


May 15, 2017 Issue
Should Screening Techniques for Colorectal Cancer All Have an 'A' Recommendation? No: When It Comes to Colorectal Cancer Screening, Test Choice Matters [Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine]

The AAFP will continue to evaluate different screening tests as more research becomes available, but currently can endorse only those options that have the strongest evidence that benefits exceed harms.


May 15, 2017 Issue
Should Screening Techniques for Colorectal Cancer All Have an 'A' Recommendation? Yes: All Conventional Screening Techniques Should Have an 'A' Recommendation [Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine]

We need to emphasize the message that regardless of which test is used, patients should get screened for colorectal cancer.


Feb 15, 2017 Issue
Aspirin for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Colorectal Cancer: New Recommendations from the USPSTF [Editorials]

In April 2016, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) updated its recommendation on the use of aspirin to prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD). Because emerging evidence suggested that aspirin may also be useful for the prevention of cancer, for the first time, the USPSTF developed a recom...


Feb 15, 2017 Issue
Screening for Colorectal Cancer: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The USPSTF recommends screening for colorectal cancer starting at age 50 years and continuing until age 75 years.


Oct 15, 2016 Issue
Aspirin Use for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Colorectal Cancer [Putting Prevention into Practice]

S.L. is a 55-year-old man who presents to your office for a routine refill of his antihypertension medication. He also takes a statin and an antidepressant. Although he smokes, his blood pressure and cholesterol are well controlled. His history and physical examination are unremarkable.


Oct 15, 2016 Issue
Aspirin Use for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Colorectal Cancer: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The USPSTF recommends initiating low-dose aspirin use for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and colorectal cancer (CRC) in adults aged 50 to 59 years who have a 10% or greater 10-year CVD risk, are not at increased risk for bleeding, have a life expectancy of at least 10 years, ...


Jan 15, 2015 Issue
Colorectal Cancer Screening and Surveillance [Article]

Colon cancer screening should begin at 50 years of age in average-risk persons. Find out the recommendations for patients with risk factors, and surveillance guidelines based on initial screening results.


Jan 15, 2015 Issue
Screening and Surveillance for Colorectal Cancer: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Overscreening [Editorials]

Although much has been written about the need to encourage colonoscopy in underscreened populations, overscreening for colorectal cancer is now recognized as a problem that can lead to harm.


Sep 1, 2014 Issue
Accuracy of Fecal DNA and Fecal Immunochemical Test for Colorectal Cancer Detection [POEMs]

Fecal DNA testing is more sensitive but less specific than fecal immunochemical testing (FIT), and as a result, has a higher false-positive rate. It is also more expensive than other noninvasive alternatives such as FIT. We do not know which test will be better at reducing mortality.


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