Decisions about screening for asymptomatic disease can be complex, and require judgment and knowledge of an individual’s risks and medical status. The AAFP encourages patients to consult with their physician regarding selection, use, and interpretation of screening tests.
The AAFP supports evidence-based age, gender, and risk appropriate screening. The AAFP recommends against mass screening or direct-to-consumer screening that is not evidence-based.
(April 2018 BOD)