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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A 45-year-old Korean American woman comes to your office for a wellness visit. She has a history of allergic rhinitis, and her family history is significant for diabetes mellitus in her father. She describes her health as good and has no concerns.
Mar 15, 2018 Issue
Screening for Thyroid Cancer: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
The USPSTF recommends against screening for thyroid cancer in asymptomatic adults.