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Cancer Screening

Feb 15, 2019 Issue
Screening for Cervical Cancer: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The USPSTF recommends screening for cervical cancer every 3 years with cervical cytology alone in women aged 21 to 29 years. For women aged 30 to 65 years, the USPSTF recommends screening every 3 years with cervical cytology alone, every 5 years with high-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV) testing al...


Feb 15, 2019 Issue
Screening for Cervical Cancer [Putting Prevention into Practice]

P.J., a 48-year-old woman, presents to your office for a well-woman examination. She has been married for eight years, has no history of sexually transmitted diseases, and has nothing remarkable in her medical history.


Jan 15, 2019 Issue
Colorectal Cancer Screening: ACS Updates Guideline for Adults with Average Risk [Practice Guidelines]

To support early identification and treatment, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has updated its 2008 guidance on counseling and referring patients at average risk of colorectal cancer (CRC) based on new evidence regarding screening options and the ever-changing risk of CRC.


Dec 1, 2018 Issue
Lung Cancer Screening Recommendations from the ACCP [Practice Guidelines]

The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) recently published recommendations for lung cancer screening based on key questions developed using the PICO (population, intervention, comparator, and outcome) format.


Nov 15, 2018 Issue
Breast Cancer Screening with MRI: More False-Positives, More Biopsies [POEMs]

Screening with MRI is not for everyone. Women who undergo breast cancer screening with MRI are much more likely to be referred for biopsy— that will ultimately be negative—than if they have screening mammography alone.


Sep 15, 2018 Issue
HPV Testing Better Than Cytology for Women Vaccinated Against HPV [POEMs]

In women who had received the HPV vaccine, screening for HPV every five years, with cytology and colposcopy follow-up as needed, resulted in higher rates of identification of high-grade pre-cancerous disease than standard liquid-based cytology every 2.5 years with HPV follow-up cotesting as needed.


Jun 15, 2018 Issue
Screening for Ovarian Cancer [Putting Prevention into Practice]

A 61-year-old woman presents to your office for a well-woman examination. She had a normal Papanicolaou (Pap) test last year and has no medical problems. She quit smoking 10 years ago, reports a family history significant only for cardiovascular disease, and is sexually active with her husband.


Jun 15, 2018 Issue
Screening for Ovarian Cancer: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The USPSTF recommends against screening for ovarian cancer in asymptomatic women.


Jun 15, 2018 Issue
FIT More Acceptable with Better Detection Rate Than gFOBT for Colorectal Cancer Screening [POEMs]

FIT is more sensitive and specific than the older guaiac-based fecal occult blood tests (gFOBTs) when screening for colorectal cancer. We now know that it is also more acceptable to patients and increases uptake in a centrally administered screening program.


May 1, 2018 Issue
Top 20 Research Studies of 2017 for Primary Care Physicians [Article]

The latest installment of the top 20 research studies for primary care physicians includes studies on cardiovascular disease and hypertension, infections, diabetes mellitus, musculoskeletal problems, and cancer screening, among other topics. The five highest-rated practice guidelines are also summarized.


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