Category Archives: Screening

Expert Panel Backs Lung Cancer Screening Using CT Scans

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), an independent panel of non-Federal experts that conducts scientific evidence reviews of preventive health care services for the U.S. government,  is posting its draft recommendations for lung cancer screening using low-dose computed tomography (LDCT). The … Continue reading

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“I used to believe a mammogram saved my life.”

“I used to believe a mammogram saved my life.” So begins a remarkable article in this Sunday’s New York Times Magazine (“Our Feel Good War on Breast Cancer“), which asks provocative questions about the battle against breast cancer, questioning awareness efforts and … Continue reading

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Physicians’ Group Releases Prostate Screening Recommendations

New prostate screening recommendations from the American College of Physicians (ACP) released today say men between the ages of 50 and 69 should discuss the limited benefits and substantial harms of the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test with their doctor before … Continue reading

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Study: Mammography Screening Every Two Years Does Not Increase Risk of Advanced Stage Tumors

A study appearing early online in JAMA Internal Medicine (formerly Archives of Internal Medicine) suggests that women  50 to 74 years old who undergo biennial screening have a similar risk of advanced-stage disease and a lower cumulative risk of false-positive … Continue reading

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Why Do Black Women Have Higher Breast Cancer Death Rates?

A report from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds that despite significant progress in breast cancer detection and treatment, black women experience higher death rates even though they have a lower incidence of breast cancer … Continue reading

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Patients Are Paying for Confusion Over Colonoscopy Screening

A new report shows that not all consumers are receiving screening for colorectal cancer free of charge, as required by the Affordable Care Act. Continue reading

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You Know You’re Old Enough for Colon Cancer Screening When….

Much of the discussion about colorectal cancer screening over the past several years has focused on which test is best. Some experts conclude: the best screening test for you is the one you get. In other words, despite all the … Continue reading

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