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Cancer Screening

Sep 15, 2012 Issue
ACS Releases Updated Guidelines on Cancer Screening [Practice Guidelines]

The American Cancer Society (ACS) has released its annual update of guidelines for cancer screening, with recommendations covering cancers of the breast, cervix, colon and rectum, and prostate. For each cancer site, the guidelines address the affected population, associated tests or procedures, and ...


Mar 15, 2012 Issue
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Updates Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines [Practice Guidelines]

Breast cancer–related death can be reduced through effective screening, which typically includes imaging, clinical examination, and self-examination or awareness. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends using all three techniques to screen for breast cancer.


Feb 15, 2012 Issue
Screening for Bladder 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 screening for bladder cancer in asymptomatic adults.


Jan 15, 2012 Issue
Screening Mammography for Reducing Breast Cancer Mortality [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]

Screening mammography reduces breast cancer mortality in women 40 to 49 years of age who have an average risk of breast cancer.


May 1, 2011 Issue
Screening for the Early Detection and Prevention of Oral Cancer [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Screening by visual inspection of the oral cavity does not appear to reduce deaths from oral cancer in the general population, although there is some evidence that it could be effective in high-risk patients who use tobacco and alcohol.


Sep 15, 2010 Issue
Screening for Breast Cancer: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends biennial screening mammography for women 50 to 74 years of age.


Jun 15, 2010 Issue
Screening for Skin Cancer [Putting Prevention into Practice]

Case study: S.B., a healthy 47-year-old woman, comes to your office for a routine check-up. S.B. has fair skin and a history of frequent sun exposure and sunburns when she was in college more than 25 years ago. She has no personal or family history of skin cancer.


Jun 15, 2010 Issue
Screening for Skin 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 using a whole-body skin examination by a primary care physician or patient skin self-examination for the early detection of cutaneous melanoma, basal ce...


Apr 15, 2010 Issue
Screening for Colorectal Cancer [Putting Prevention into Practice]

Case study: N.P., a 51-year-old man, comes to your office because one of his friends was recently diagnosed with colorectal cancer. He is wondering whether he should be screened too.


Apr 15, 2010 Issue
Screening for Colorectal Cancer: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for colorectal cancer in adults using fecal occult blood test (FOBT), sigmoidoscopy, or colonoscopy, beginning at 50 years of age and continuing until 75 years of age. The risks and benefits of these screening methods vary.


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