• Topic

    Cancer

    This collection features the best content from AFP, as identified by the AFP editors, on cancer and related issues, including various types (breast, cervical, childhood, colorectal, lung, oral, ovarian, prostate, skin, testicular, and other types of cancer). New research may affect the interpretation and application of this material. Clinical judgment is advised. Note that AFP content published within the past two years is accessible to AAFP members and paid subscribers only.
    Categories
    General

    Screening/Prevention

    Oct 15, 2022 Galleri Test for the Detection of Cancer [Diagnostic Tests]
    Jun 01, 2019 Cancer Screening: ACS Releases Annual Summary of Recommendations [Practice Guidelines]
    Apr 15, 2016 Cancer Screening in Older Patients   PtEd
    Nov 01, 2014 Screening for Cancer: Concepts and Controversies
    Jun 01, 2012 Could Selenium Supplementation Prevent Cancer? [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Jun 01, 2008 Lifestyle Interventions to Reduce Cancer Risk and Improve Outcomes   PtEd
    Jan 01, 2006 Physicians Who Do Not Follow Screening Guidelines [Curbside Consultation]

    Treatment/Surveillance

    Jul 15, 2022 Palliative Care of Patients With Cancer: Guidelines From the National Comprehensive Cancer Network [Practice Guidelines]   CME
    Feb 01, 2021 Targeted Cancer Therapies   CME
    Aug 01, 2018 Can My Primary Care Doctor Treat My Cancer? [Close-ups]
    Jun 01, 2018 Oncologic Emergencies: Recognition and Initial Management
    Jan 01, 2015 Surveillance of the Adult Cancer Survivor
    Aug 15, 2010 Managing the Adverse Effects of Radiation Therapy   PtEd
    Oct 01, 2009 Exercise for the Management of Cancer-Related Fatigue [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Apr 15, 2007 Primary Care of the Patient with Cancer
    Aug 15, 2005 Determining Prognosis for Patients with Terminal Cancer [Point-of-Care Guides]   POC
    Bladder Cancer
    Oct 15, 2017 Bladder Cancer: Diagnosis and Treatment   Alg   PtEd   Tool
    Feb 15, 2012 Screening for Bladder Cancer: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
    Feb 15, 2012 Screening for Bladder Cancer [Putting Prevention Into Practice]
    Breast Cancer

    Screening/Prevention

    Apr 01, 2021 Digital Breast Tomosynthesis for Breast Cancer Screening [Diagnostic Tests]
    Jan 01, 2021 Breast Cancer Screening: Common Questions and Answers   CME   PtEd
    Mar 15, 2020 Integrating Breast Cancer Risk Management into Primary Care [Editorials]
    Mar 15, 2020 Medication Use to Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer [Putting Prevention Into Practice]
    Mar 15, 2020 Medication Use to Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
    Feb 01, 2020 Breast Cancer Screening: ACP Releases Guidance Statements [Practice Guidelines]
    Jul 15, 2016 Screening for Breast Cancer [Putting Prevention Into Practice]
    Apr 15, 2016 Screening for Breast Cancer: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
    Apr 15, 2016 ACS Releases Guideline on Breast Cancer Screening [Practice Guidelines]
    Apr 15, 2016 Counseling Women About Breast Cancer Screening [Editorials]
    Mar 15, 2013 Does Screening Mammography Lead to Overdiagnosis of Invasive Breast Cancer? [AFP Journal Club]
    Feb 15, 2013 Screening Mammography: The Goal Is Changing [Editorials]
    Feb 15, 2013 Breast Cancer Screening Update
    Mar 15, 2012 American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Updates Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines [Practice Guidelines]
    Jan 15, 2012 Screening Mammography for Reducing Breast Cancer Mortality [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
    Dec 01, 2011 Effect of Mammography on Breast Cancer Mortality [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Sep 15, 2010 Mammography Screening for Breast Cancer: Recommendation of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force [Editorials]
    Sep 15, 2010 Screening for Breast Cancer: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
    Jul 15, 2010 Guide to Mammography Reports: BI-RADS Terminology [Editorials]
    Mar 15, 2010 ASCO Updates Guideline on the Use of Pharmacologic Interventions to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk [Practice Guidelines]
    Dec 15, 2008 Assessing Breast Cancer Risk in Women
    Feb 15, 2008 Cancer Genetic Risk Assessment for Individuals at Risk of Familial Breast Cancer [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Jun 01, 2007 Screening for Breast Cancer: What to Do with the Evidence [Editorials]
    Nov 01, 2004 Screening Mammography in Women 40 to 49 Years of Age [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]

    Treatment

    Aug 15, 2021 Breast Cancer Treatment   CME
    Mar 15, 2019 Primary Care of Breast Cancer Survivors
    Oct 01, 2017 Yoga for Cancer-Related Symptoms in Women with Breast Cancer [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Jul 01, 2005 Follow-up After Surgically Treated Breast Cancer [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Cervical Cancer
    Sep 15, 2021 Cervical Cancer Screening: Updated Guidelines from the American Cancer Society [Practice Guidelines]   CME
    Feb 01, 2021 Screening for Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia with Patient-Collected HPV Samples [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
    Jul 01, 2020 Cervical Colposcopy: Indications and Risk Assessment   Alg   POC   PtEd
    Feb 15, 2019 Screening for Cervical Cancer [Putting Prevention Into Practice]
    Feb 15, 2019 Screening for Cervical Cancer: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
    Apr 01, 2018 Cervical Cancer Screening   Alg   PtEd
    Apr 01, 2018 Cervical Cancer: Evaluation and Management
    Dec 15, 2015 ACP Releases Best Practice Advice on Screening for Cervical Cancer [Practice Guidelines]
    May 15, 2015 ACP Provides Guidance on Screening Pelvic Examination in Women [Practice Guidelines]
    Sep 15, 2012 ACS Releases Updated Guidelines on Cancer Screening [Practice Guidelines]
    Sep 15, 2012 ACS/ASCCP/ASCP Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cervical Cancer [Editorials]
    Jun 15, 2012 Cervical Cancer [Clinical Evidence Handbook]
    Mar 01, 2012 Interventions to Increase Cervical Cancer Screening Rates [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Nov 15, 2010 Human Papillomavirus: Clinical Manifestations and Prevention   Alg   PtEd
    Aug 15, 2007 Quadrivalent HPV Recombinant Vaccine (Gardasil) for the Prevention of Cervical Cancer [STEPS]
    Childhood Cancers
    Aug 01, 2013 Signs and Symptoms of Childhood Cancer: A Guide for Early Recognition
    May 15, 2010 Primary Care of Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer   PtEd
    Jul 15, 2008 Survivor: What Does It Mean to Be Cured? [Close-ups]
    Colorectal Cancer

    Screening/Prevention

    Mar 15, 2022 Colorectal Cancer Screening: Updated Guidelines From the American College of Gastroenterology [Practice Guidelines]   CME
    Feb 15, 2022 Multitarget Stool DNA Testing (Cologuard) for Colorectal Cancer Screening [Diagnostic Tests]
    Feb 15, 2022 Should Routine Screening for Colorectal Cancer Start at 45 Years of Age? Insufficient Evidence to Support Lowering the Starting Age [Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine]   FREE
    Feb 15, 2022 Should Routine Screening for Colorectal Cancer Start at 45 Years of Age? Yes: Lowering the Starting Age Is a Settled Issue [Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine]   FREE
    Sep 15, 2021 Screening for Colorectal Cancer [Putting Prevention Into Practice]   CME
    Mar 01, 2021 Colonoscopy Follow-up: U.S. Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer Updates Recommendations [Practice Guidelines]   CME
    Jan 01, 2021 CT Colonography for Colorectal Cancer Screening [Diagnostic Tests]
    Aug 15, 2020 Colorectal Cancer Screening: BMJ Rapid Recommendation [Practice Guidelines]
    Aug 15, 2020 Colorectal Cancer Screening: ACP Guidance Statements [Practice Guidelines]
    Nov 01, 2019 Aspirin for Colon Cancer Risk Prevention [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
    Aug 01, 2019 Flexible Sigmoidoscopy or Fecal Occult Blood Testing for Colorectal Cancer Screening in Asymptomatic Adults [Medicine by the Numbers]
    Jul 01, 2019 mSEPT9 Blood Test (Epi proColon) for Colorectal Cancer Screening [Diagnostic Tests]
    Jan 15, 2019 Colorectal Cancer Screening: ACS Updates Guideline for Adults with Average Risk [Practice Guidelines]
    May 15, 2018 Colorectal Cancer Screening and Prevention   PtEd
    Jan 15, 2018 Colorectal Cancer Screening and Surveillance in Individuals at Increased Risk
    May 15, 2017 Yes: All Conventional Screening Techniques Should Have an ‘A’ Recommendation [Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine]
    May 15, 2017 No: When It Comes to Colorectal Cancer Screening, Test Choice Matters [Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine]
    Feb 15, 2017 Screening for Colorectal Cancer: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
    Oct 15, 2016 Aspirin Use for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Colorectal Cancer: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
    Oct 15, 2016 Aspirin Use for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Colorectal Cancer [Putting Prevention Into Practice]
    Jan 15, 2015 Screening and Surveillance for Colorectal Cancer: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Overscreening [Editorials]
    May 15, 2006 Colorectal Cancer Screening: Don't Just Do It, Do It Right [Editorials]
    Mar 01, 2005 Colorectal Cancer Screening [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]

    Treatment/Surveillance

    Mar 01, 2018 Care of the Colorectal Cancer Survivor
    Jan 15, 2015 Colorectal Cancer Screening and Surveillance   Alg   PtEd
    May 01, 2014 No Increased Survival Benefit to Intensive Follow-Up After Colorectal Cancer Surgery [POEMs]
    Esophageal Cancer
    Oct 15, 2022 Barrett Esophagus: Rapid Evidence Review   CME   Alg
    Oct 15, 2022 Emerging Roles for Family Physicians in Diagnosing and Treating Barrett Esophagus [Editorials]   FREE
    Jan 01, 2017 Esophageal Cancer   Alg   PtEd
    Jun 15, 2006 Esophageal Cancer: A Review and Update   Alg
    Lung Cancer
    May 15, 2022 Lung Cancer: Diagnosis, Treatment Principles, and Screening   CME   PtEd
    Jul 15, 2021 Screening for Lung Cancer [Putting Prevention Into Practice]   CME
    Jul 01, 2020 PAULA's Test for Lung Cancer Screening [Diagnostic Tests]
    Jun 15, 2019 Lung Cancer Screening: Pros and Cons [Lown Right Care]
    Dec 01, 2018 Lung Cancer Screening Recommendations from the ACCP [Practice Guidelines]
    Sep 01, 2018 Radon: A Leading Environmental Cause of Lung Cancer [Editorials]
    Oral Cancer
    Mar 15, 2015 Screening for Oral Cancer: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
    Mar 15, 2015 Screening for Oral Cancer [Putting Prevention Into Practice]
    May 01, 2011 Screening for the Early Detection and Prevention of Oral Cancer [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Feb 15, 2007 Common Oral Lesions: Part II. Masses and Neoplasia
    Apr 01, 2002 Assessing Oral Malignancies   PtEd
    Ovarian Cancer
    Jun 15, 2018 Screening for Ovarian Cancer: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
    Jun 15, 2018 Screening for Ovarian Cancer [Putting Prevention Into Practice]
    Jun 01, 2016 What Women and Their Physicians Need to Know About the UKCTOCS Study and Ovarian Cancer Screening [Editorials]
    Jun 01, 2016 Screening for Ovarian Cancer—More Hype Than Hope? [Editorials]
    Jun 01, 2016 Diagnosis and Management of Ovarian Cancer   Alg   PtEd
    Sep 15, 2009 Estimating the Risk of Ovarian Cancer [Point-of-Care Guides]   POC
    Prostate Cancer

    Screening/Prevention

    Jun 15, 2022 Multiparametric MRI for the Evaluation of Prostate Cancer [Diagnostic Tests]
    May 15, 2022 MyProstateScore for Predicting High-Grade Prostate Cancer [Diagnostic Tests]
    Sep 01, 2019 Prolaris Test for Prostate Cancer Risk Assessment [Diagnostic Tests]
    Oct 15, 2018 Counseling Patients About Prostate Cancer Screening [Editorials]
    Oct 15, 2018 Screening for Prostate Cancer [Putting Prevention Into Practice]
    Oct 15, 2018 Screening for Prostate Cancer: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
    Nov 15, 2016 How to Counsel Men About PSA Screening [Editorials]
    Oct 15, 2015 Prostate Cancer Screening   PtEd
    Oct 15, 2015 Prostate Cancer Screening: The Pendulum Has Swung, and the Burden of Proof Is with Proponents [Editorials]
    May 01, 2015 PSA Screening for Prostate Cancer [Medicine by the Numbers]
    Jan 15, 2014 AUA Releases Guideline on Early Detection of Prostate Cancer [Practice Guidelines]
    Apr 01, 2011 Screening for Prostate Cancer: Prostate-Specific Antigen Testing Is Not Effective [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Dec 01, 2010 ACS Recommendations on Prostate Cancer Screening [Practice Guidelines]
    Jan 01, 2010 ASCO and AUA Release Guideline on Prostate Cancer Chemoprevention with 5-Alpha Reductase Inhibitors [Practice Guidelines]
    Dec 15, 2008 Prostate Cancer Screening: The Continuing Controversy   PtEd
    Sep 15, 2005 Predicting the Risk of Prostate Cancer on Biopsy [Point-of-Care Guides]

    Treatment

    Jun 15, 2018 Localized Prostate Cancer: Treatment Options   Alg   PtEd
    May 01, 2016 Primary Care of the Prostate Cancer Survivor   PtEd
    Dec 15, 2005 Predicting the Risk of Recurrence After Surgery for Prostate Cancer [Point-of-Care Guides]   POC
    Skin Cancer
    Nov 15, 2021 Basal Cell Carcinoma: Comparison of Surgical and Nonsurgical Interventions [Cochrane for Clinicians]   CME
    Sep 15, 2020 Basal Cell and Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinomas: Diagnosis and Treatment   PtEd
    Sep 15, 2020 Keratinocyte Carcinomas: Should We Screen for Them? [Editorials]
    Jul 15, 2018 Behavioral Counseling to Prevent Skin Cancer [Putting Prevention Into Practice]
    Jul 15, 2018 Behavioral Counseling to Prevent Skin Cancer: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
    Sep 15, 2016 Screening for Skin Cancer: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
    Jan 15, 2012 Cutaneous Malignant Melanoma: A Primary Care Perspective   PtEd
    Jun 15, 2010 Screening for Skin Cancer [Putting Prevention Into Practice]
    Nov 15, 2008 Clinical Diagnosis of Melanoma [Point-of-Care Guides]
    Sep 15, 2008 Atypical Moles   PtEd
    Jul 15, 2008 Basal Cell Carcinoma [Clinical Evidence Handbook]
    Sep 01, 2005 Mohs Micrographic Surgery
    Jul 15, 2000 Early Detection and Treatment of Skin Cancer   PtEd
    Sep 15, 1998 Recognizing Neoplastic Skin Lesions: A Photo Guide   PtEd
    Testicular Cancer
    Feb 15, 2018 Testicular Cancer: Diagnosis and Treatment   PtEd
    Aug 15, 2011 Screening for Testicular Cancer [Putting Prevention Into Practice]
    Aug 15, 2011 Screening for Testicular Cancer: Reaffirmation Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
    Other Cancers
    Jul 15, 2021 Levonorgestrel-Releasing Intrauterine System for Regression of Endometrial Hyperplasia [Medicine by the Numbers]
    Apr 15, 2021 Nerve Blocks for Pancreatic Cancer Pain [FPIN's Help Desk Answers]
    Jan 01, 2020 Lymphoma: Diagnosis and Treatment   PtEd
    Jan 01, 2020 Breast Implant–Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma [Editorials]
    Dec 15, 2019 Screening for Pancreatic Cancer: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
    Dec 15, 2019 Screening for Pancreatic Cancer [Putting Prevention Into Practice]
    Feb 01, 2019 Stumbling onto Cancer: Avoiding Overdiagnosis of Renal Cell Carcinoma [Editorials]
    Feb 01, 2019 Renal Cell Carcinoma: Diagnosis and Management   Alg   DDx
    Aug 15, 2018 Bone Cancer: Diagnosis and Treatment Principles   PtEd
    Mar 15, 2018 Screening for Thyroid Cancer [Putting Prevention Into Practice]
    Mar 15, 2018 Screening for Thyroid Cancer: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventative Services Task Force]
    Mar 15, 2017 Multiple Myeloma: Diagnosis and Treatment   Alg   PtEd
    Mar 15, 2016 Diagnosis and Management of Endometrial Cancer   PtEd
    Feb 01, 2016 Primary Brain Tumors in Adults: Diagnosis and Treatment   Alg   PtEd
    Oct 01, 2014 To Whipple or Not: Choices in Cancer Treatment [Close-ups]
    May 01, 2014 Leukemia: An Overview for Primary Care   Alg   PtEd
    Apr 15, 2014 Diagnosis and Management of Pancreatic Cancer   Alg   PtEd
    Mar 01, 2004 Gastric Cancer: Diagnosis and Treatment Options   Alg   PtEd
    Oct 01, 2002 Vulvar Cancer   PtEd
    May 01, 2001 Nasopharyngeal Cancer and the Southeast Asian Patient   PtEd
    Patient Education, Self-Care
    May 15, 2022 Lung Cancer [Information from Your Family Doctor]   FREE
    Jan 01, 2020 Lymphoma: Diagnosis and Treatment [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Aug 15, 2018 Bone Cancer [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Jun 15, 2018 Prostate Cancer: Making Decisions About Treatment [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    May 15, 2018 Colon Cancer [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Feb 15, 2018 Testicular Cancer [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Jan 01, 2017 Esophageal Cancer: What You Should Know [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Jun 01, 2016 Ovarian Cancer [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Apr 15, 2016 Cancer Screening [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Mar 15, 2016 Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer: What You Need to Know [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Feb 01, 2016 Primary Brain Tumors [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Jan 15, 2015 Colon Cancer Screening: What You Should Know [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    May 01, 2014 Leukemia: The Basics [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Apr 15, 2014 Pancreatic Cancer [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Jan 15, 2012 Cutaneous Malignant Melanoma [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Aug 15, 2011 Prostate Cancer: Who Should Be Treated? [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Aug 15, 2010 Side Effects of Radiation Therapy [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    May 15, 2010 Staying Healthy After Childhood Cancer [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Feb 15, 2005 Health Care After Cancer Treatment [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Apr 01, 2002 Protecting Oral Health During Cancer Therapy [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd

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