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Cancer Screening

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.


Dec 15, 2008 Issue
Cancer Screening in the Older Patient [Article]

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...


Feb 1, 2007 Issue
Screening for Prostate Cancer [Cochrane for Clinicians]

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.


Jun 1, 2005 Issue
American Cancer Society Releases Annual Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cancer [Practice Guidelines]

The American Cancer Society (ACS) has released its annual recommendations for the early detection of cancer.


Apr 15, 2004 Issue
ACS Guidelines for Early Detection of Cancer [Practice Guidelines]

The American Cancer Society (ACS) has released its annual recommendations for the early detection of cancer. These include screening guidelines for breast, cervical, colorectal, endometrial, and prostate cancer.


Aug 15, 2002 Issue
American Cancer Society Issues 2002 Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cancer [Practice Guidelines]

The American Cancer Society (ACS) has issued its 2002 update of cancer screening. The screening guidelines are organized by site of cancer and include discussions of recent research, recommended tests or procedures, recommended frequency of testing, and updates on the state of research or clinical trials.


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