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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.
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...
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.
Although there are clear guidelines that advise at what age to begin screening for various cancers, there is less guidance concerning when it may be appropriate to stop screening. The decision to stop screening must take into account patients' age; overall health and life expectancy; the natural his...
There is insufficient evidence to determine whether screening for prostate cancer reduces mortality or impacts quality of life.
Nov 15, 2005 Issue
Screening for Testicular Cancer: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
This statement summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on screening for testicular cancer and the supporting scientific evidence and updates the 1996 recommendations contained in the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2d ed.