Cancer Screening

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.

Mar 15, 2001 Issue
Cancer Screening Guidelines [Article]

Numerous medical organizations have developed cancer screening guidelines. Faced with the broad, and sometimes conflicting, range of recommendations for cancer screening, family physicians must determine the most reasonable and up-to-date method of screening. Major medical organizations have general...

Feb 1, 2001 Issue
Screening for Cancer: Evaluating the Evidence [Article]

Many patients expect to undergo screening tests for cancer. In evaluating screening procedures, physicians must take into account the known effects of lead time, length and screening biases, all of which can result in an overestimation of the benefits of screening. The gold standard by which a scree...

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