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Colonoscopy Surveillance After Polypectomy and Colorectal Cancer Resection - American ...

Apr 1, 2008 - This article describes a joint update of guidelines by the American Cancer Society and the U.S. Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer delineating evidence-based surveillance recommendations for patients after polypectomy and colorectal cancer resection. Although there are some ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0401/p995.html

When Is the Right Time to Repeat Colonoscopy? - Editorials - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2008 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Apr 1, 2008 Issue Editorials When Is the Right Time to Repeat Colonoscopy? VIKRAM BOOLCHAND, MD, University of Arizona College of Medicine Tucson, Arizona Am Fam Physician. 2008 Apr 1;77(7):924-926. Related Article Post-polypectomy...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0401/p924.html

Diagnosis and Treatment of Testicular Cancer - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2008 - Testicular cancer is the most common malignancy in men 20 to 35 years of age and has an annual incidence of four per 100,000. If diagnosed early, the cure rate is nearly 99 percent. Risk factors for testicular cancer include cryptorchidism (i.e., undescended testicles), family history, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0215/p469.html

Cancer Genetic Risk Assessment for Individuals at Risk of Familial Breast Cancer - ...

Feb 15, 2008 - Based on limited evidence from three trials, cancer genetic risk assessment reduces distress, improves accuracy of perceived breast cancer risk, and increases breast cancer and genetics knowledge.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0215/p449.html

Targeted Therapies: A New Generation of Cancer Treatments - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2008 - Targeted therapies, which include monoclonal antibodies and small molecule inhibitors, have significantly changed the treatment of cancer over the past 10 years. These drugs are now a component of therapy for many common malignancies, including breast, colorectal, lung, and pancreatic ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0201/p311.html

ACCP Revises Guideline on the Diagnosis of Lung Cancer - Practice Guidelines - American...

Feb 1, 2008 - The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) has revised its original guidelines for the diagnosis and management of lung cancer to update evidence supporting the original recommendations and to include additional relevant topics.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0201/p367.html

The Era of Targeted Therapies - Editorials - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2008 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Feb 1, 2008 Issue Editorials The Era of Targeted Therapies MARGARET OFFERMANN, MD, PhD, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia Am Fam Physician. 2008 Feb 1;77(3):294-296. Related Article Cancer has long been recognized as a...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0201/p294.html

CDC Reports a Decrease in the Incidence of Breast Cancer - Practice Guidelines - ...

Dec 15, 2007 - Although breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in U.S. women, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that the incidence of breast cancer has decreased since 1999.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1215/p1880.html

Metastatic Carcinoma of the Long Bones - American Family Physician

Nov 15, 2007 - Breast, prostate, renal, thyroid, and lung carcinomas commonly metastasize to bone. Managing skeletal metastatic disease can be complex. Pain is the most common presenting symptom and requires thorough radiographic and laboratory evaluation. If plain-film radiography is not sufficient ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1115/p1489.html

Counseling Women About Mammography: Benefits vs. Harms - Cochrane for Clinicians - ...

Sep 1, 2007 - Studies of mammography show a 0.1 percent absolute reduction in breast cancer mortality with mammography. This means that if 2,000 women are offered mammography over 10 years, one woman would have her life prolonged, 10 healthy women would be treated unnecessarily for breast cancer, and...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0901/p652.html

Quadrivalent HPV Recombinant Vaccine (Gardasil) for the Prevention of Cervical Cancer -...

Aug 15, 2007 - The HPV vaccine is safe and effective in preventing genital warts and cervical changes that may lead to cervical cancer, and it is recommended as part of the vaccination series in females 11 to 12 years of age. It can be given to females as young as 9 or 10 years of age, and catch-up ...

American Family Physician : STEPS

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0815/p573.html

AGA Releases Position Statement on CT Colonography - Practice Guidelines - American ...

Aug 1, 2007 - Although computed tomographic (CT) colonography is considered investigational for colorectal screening, the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) suggests that it could significantly influence patient care and how the field of gastroenterology is defined.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0801/p447.html

Routine Aspirin or Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs for the Primary Prevention of ...

Jul 1, 2007 - This statement summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on routine aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for the primary prevention of colorectal cancer and the supporting scientific evidence.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0701/p109.html

Screening for Breast Cancer: Current Recommendations and Future Directions - American ...

Jun 1, 2007 - Breast cancer is one of the most significant health concerns in the United States. Recent reviews have questioned the value of traditional breast cancer screening methods. Breast self-examination has been shown not to improve cancer-specific or all-cause mortality in large studies, but ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0601/p1660.html

Fecal Occult Blood Tests Reduce Colorectal Cancer Mortality - Cochrane for Clinicians -...

Jun 1, 2007 - Fecal occult blood testing reduces colorectal cancer mortality by 16 percent. Annual testing and rehydration of samples increases testing sensitivity but also increases the number of false-positive results.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0601/p1652.html

Practice Guidelines - Jun 1, 2007 - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2007 - Revised guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state that fluoroquinolone antibiotics are no longer recommended for treatment of gonococcal infections and associated conditions such as pelvic inflammatory disease.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0601/p1715.html

Practice Guidelines - Jun 1, 2007 - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2007 - According to new guidelines from the American Cancer Society (ACS), women at high risk of developing breast cancer should receive annual magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as an adjunct to mammography.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0601/p1715a.html

Screening for Breast Cancer: What to Do with the Evidence - Editorials - American ...

Jun 1, 2007 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Jun 1, 2007 Issue Editorials Screening for Breast Cancer: What to Do with the Evidence RUSSELL HARRIS, MD, MPH, University of North Carolina, School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina Am Fam Physician. 2007 Jun...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0601/p1623.html

Primary Care of the Patient with Cancer - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2007 - Care of patients with cancer can be enhanced by continued involvement of the primary care physician. The physician's role may include informing the patient of the diagnosis, helping with decisions about treatment, providing psychological support, treating intercurrent disease, ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0415/p1207.html

Screening for Prostate Cancer - Cochrane for Clinicians - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2007 - There is insufficient evidence to determine whether screening for prostate cancer reduces mortality or impacts quality of life.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0201/p336.html

Lung Cancer: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2007 - Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States, with an average five-year survival rate of 15 percent. Smoking remains the predominant risk factor for lung cancer. Lung cancers are categorized as small cell carcinoma or non-small cell carcinoma (e.g., ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0101/p56.html

Treatment of Oncologic Emergencies - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2006 - Most oncologic emergencies can be classified as metabolic, hematologic, structural, or side effects from chemotherapy agents. Tumor lysis syndrome is a metabolic emergency that presents as severe electrolyte abnormalities. The condition is treated with allopurinol or urate oxidase to ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1201/p1873.html

Opioids for Management of Breakthrough Pain in Cancer Patients - Cochrane for ...

Dec 1, 2006 - Oral transmucosal fentanyl citrate (OTFC [Actiq]), a rapid-acting opioid, has been shown to be an effective treatment for breakthrough cancer pain. Other opioids, including immediate-release oral morphine (MSIR), also may be effective; however, evidence comparing these agents with OTFC ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1201/p1855.html

Genetic Risk Assessment and BRCA Mutation Testing for Breast and Ovarian Cancer ...

Nov 15, 2006 - Case study: A 46-year-old woman comes to your office to discuss breast cancer screening. She heard a physician on television who mentioned a genetic test that can tell if a woman will get breast cancer.

American Family Physician : Putting Prevention into Practice

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1115/p1759.html

ACOG Releases Guidelines for Managing Abnormal Cervical Cytology and Histology in ...

Oct 15, 2006 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has developed new guidelines for the management of abnormal cervical cytology and histology. Because management in some instances differs for adolescent patients, ACOG also created guidelines specific to this population.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1015/p1431.html

Practice Guidelines - Oct 1, 2006 - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2006 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) analyzed data from the 2004 National Immunization Survey to find current estimates of racial and economic disparities in breastfeeding in the United States.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1001/p1230.html

Practice Guidelines - Oct 1, 2006 - American Family Physician

Oct 1, 2006 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Committee on Gynecologic Practice has reviewed the risks of tamoxifen in postmenopausal women and released recommendations on its use in this population.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/1001/p1230a.html

Practice Guidelines - Sep 15, 2006 - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2006 - The CDC recommends continued measures to encourage screening to reduce mortality rates from colorectal cancer. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has compared data from the 2002 and 2004 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) surveys to determine the number...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0915/p1048.html

Practice Guidelines - Sep 15, 2006 - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2006 - Using data from the Global Youth Tobacco Survey, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) compared tobacco use among adolescents 13 to 15 years of age from 1999 to 2005.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0915/p1048a.html

Carcinoid Tumors - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2006 - Carcinoid tumors are rare, slow-growing neuroendocrine neoplasms that often are indolent and may not become clinically apparent until there has been metastatic spread or evidence of carcinoid syndrome. Recent evidence has revealed that the overall incidence of carcinoid tumors has been ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0801/p429.html

Esophageal Cancer: A Review and Update - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2006 - Although significant advancements have been made in the treatment of esophageal cancer, this aggressive malignancy commonly presents as locally advanced disease with a poor prognosis. Despite improvements in the detection of premalignant pathology, newer preventative strategies, and the...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0615/p2187.html

Colorectal Cancer Screening: Don't Just Do It, Do It Right - Editorials - American ...

May 15, 2006 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> May 15, 2006 Issue Editorials Colorectal Cancer Screening: Don't Just Do It, Do It Right RICHARD C. WENDER, M.D., Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Am Fam Physician. 2006 May...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0515/p1707.html

Retinoblastoma - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2006 - Retinoblastoma, a neuroblastic tumor, is the most common primary intraocular malignancy of childhood. Patients usually present with leukokoria (white reflex or white pupil), detected in primary care. The mean age at diagnosis is 12 months for bilateral tumors and 24 months for ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0315/p1039.html

Genetic Risk Assessment and BRCA Mutation Testing for Breast and Ovarian Cancer ...

Mar 1, 2006 - This statement summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on genetic risk assessment and BRCA mutation testing for breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility and the supporting scientific evidence.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0301/p869.html

Pancreatic Cancer: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2006 - Although only 32,000 new cases of adenocarcinoma of the pancreas occur in the United States each year, it is the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths in this country. The overall five-year survival rate is 4 percent, and localized, resectable disease has only a 17 percent survival ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0201/p485.html

Practice Guidelines - Jan 15, 2006 - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2006 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a report on vaccination coverage in children. The report states that coverage levels are notable given the supply shortage of several vaccines between 2001 and 2004.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0115/p346.html

Practice Guidelines - Jan 15, 2006 - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2006 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a report on breast cancer screening for women in 35 major metropolitan areas in 2000 and 2002.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0115/p346a.html

Predicting the Risk of Recurrence After Surgery for Prostate Cancer - Point-of-Care ...

Dec 15, 2005 - A previous Point-of-Care Guide identified a clinical decision rule that estimates the likelihood of an abnormal biopsy for prostate cancer. One of the next questions facing the patient and his physician is the likelihood of recurrence after surgery.

American Family Physician : Point-of-Care Guides

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1215/p2511.html

Screening for Testicular Cancer: Recommendation Statement - U.S. Preventive Services ...

Nov 15, 2005 - 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.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1115/p2069.html

Predicting the Risk of Prostate Cancer on Biopsy - Point-of-Care Guides - American ...

Sep 15, 2005 - Considerable uncertainty surrounds the screening, diagnosis, and management of prostate cancer.

American Family Physician : Point-of-Care Guides

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0915/p1091.html

NSAIDs Alone or with Opioids as Therapy for Cancer Pain - Cochrane for Clinicians - ...

Aug 1, 2005 - Short-term trials indicate that cancer pain can be reduced with the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) as initial monotherapy. NSAIDs combined with opioids can result in slight short-term improvement in pain compared with either agent alone. Long-term efficacy and ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0801/p436.html

Cutaneous Melanoma: Update on Prevention, Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment - ...

Jul 15, 2005 - Melanoma is an increasingly common malignancy, and it affects a younger population than most cancers. Risk factors for melanoma include white race, sun sensitivity, family history of melanoma, and melanocytic nevi. Sunburn and intermittent sun exposure appear to increase the risk of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0715/p269.html

Follow-up After Surgically Treated Breast Cancer - Cochrane for Clinicians - American ...

Jul 1, 2005 - The best available evidence supports clinical breast examinations every three to six months for five years and annual mammography for asymptomatic breast cancer survivors. More intensive follow-up and subspecialist visits do not improve survival.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0701/p77.html

American Cancer Society Releases Annual Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cancer - ...

Jun 1, 2005 - The American Cancer Society (ACS) has released its annual recommendations for the early detection of cancer.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0601/p2202.html

Treatment Options for Prostate Cancer: Evaluating the Evidence - American Family Physician

May 15, 2005 - Controversy surrounds the management options for localized prostate cancer-conservative management, prostatectomy, and radiation. Choosing among these options is difficult because of long-term side effects that include sexual, urinary, and bowel dysfunction. Some recent studies suggest ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0515/p1915.html

The Liability of Giving Patients a Choice: Shared Decision Making and Prostate Cancer -...

May 15, 2005 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> May 15, 2005 Issue Editorials The Liability of Giving Patients a Choice: Shared Decision Making and Prostate Cancer STEVEN H. WOOLF, M.D., M.P.H., and ALEX KRIST, M.D., Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine Richmond,...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0515/p1871.html

Practice Guidelines - Apr 15, 2005 - American Family Physician

Apr 15, 2005 - Advertisement << Previous article Next article >> Apr 15, 2005 Issue Practice Guideline Briefs MATTHEW J. NEFF Am Fam Physician. 2005 Apr 15;71(8):1612. Improving the Quality of Care for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) of the...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0415/p1612.html

Lung Cancer Screening: Recommendation Statement - U.S. Preventive Services Task Force -...

Mar 15, 2005 - This statement summarizes the current U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on screening for lung cancer and the supporting scientific evidence, and it updates the 1996 recommendations contained in the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2d ed.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0315/p1165.html

Colorectal Cancer Screening - FPIN's Clinical Inquiries - American Family Physician

Mar 1, 2005 - Both FOBT and flexible sigmoidoscopy are effective in screening for colorectal cancer. FOBT can reduce mortality from colorectal cancer.

American Family Physician : FPIN's Clinical Inquiries

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0301/p959.html

Care of Cancer Survivors - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2005 - Cancer survivors are at increased risk for recurrence of their original malignancy; development of second primary malignancies; and medical, developmental, and psychologic problems resulting from cancer therapy, genetic predisposition to cancer, and other risk factors. Surveillance ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0215/p699.html

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