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The American Cancer Society (ACS), the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP), and the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) recently published updated recommendations for the early detection of cervical cancer. The guidelines are based on a systematic evidence review.
Sep 15, 2012 Issue
Screening for Cervical Cancer: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for cervical cancer in women 21 to 65 years of age with cytology (Papanicolaou [Pap] smear) every three years or, for women 30 to 65 years of age who want to lengthen the screening interval, screening with a combination of cytolog...
Case study: J.K., a 45-year-old woman, presents to your office for a routine well-woman examination. She has been married for 20 years, and there is nothing remarkable in her medical history, including no previous abnormal Papanicolaou (Pap) smears.
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 ...
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.
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.