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USPSTF Recommends Lung Cancer Screening in High-Risk Individuals

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening people who are at high risk for lung cancer with annual low-dose CT scans, which can prevent a substantial number of lung cancer-related deaths. This is a grade B draft recommendation. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among [...]

Colorectal Cancer Screening

When it comes to colorectal cancer,  screening is prevention. By Laurie Wertich Michele Cofield, a 68-year-old retired schoolteacher from Buffalo, New York, is what you might consider a rule follower. She wears her seatbelt every time she gets in the car, undergoes regular mammograms, eats a healthy diet, and even remembers to [...]

Breast Cancer Screening: Mammography, in the Spotlight

Kari Bohlke, ScD Although the idea of cancer screening seems simple and has intuitive appeal—catch the cancer before symptoms develop, treat it, and improve outcomes—the reality is more complex. Some screening programs, such as Pap testing for cervical cancer, have produced dramatic declines in mortality from the disease being screened for, [...]

Set the Date… for Cancer Screenings

Screening guidelines should initiate conversations with your healthcare team. By Juliana Hansen, MD The goal of cancer screening is to find disease at early stages in people who are otherwise asymptomatic—before it causes symptoms and when it may be more easily treatable.  Screening tests are not available for every type of [...]

Breast Cancer Screening: Know Before You Go

By Kari Bohlke, ScD In 2009 the US Preventive Services Tasks Force (USPSTF) changed its position on routine screening mammography for average-risk women in their forties. The new recommendations suggested that routine screening mammography start at age 50 and that decisions about screening mammography in younger women be made on an [...]

Set the Date…for Cancer Screenings

Set the Date…for Cancer Screenings Screening guidelines should initiate conversations with your healthcare team. By Juliana Hansen, MD The goal of cancer screening is to find disease at early stages in people who are otherwise asymptomatic—before it causes symptoms and when it may be more easily treatable. Screening tests are not available for [...]

36 What the Men in Your Life Should Know About Cancer Screening

What the Men in Your Life Should Know About Cancer Screening They are less likely to go to the doctor for regular checkups, but cancer screening is just as important for the men in your life as it is for you. By Jenny Maxon, RN “I still feel as if I’m 22 years old [...]

Lung Cancer Screening: What’s the Standard?

Lung Cancer Screening: What’s the Standard? By Dean Buckner, MD Summer 2006 Despite the alarming numbers of women impacted by lung cancer each year in the U.S., there is no consensus today among medical professionals on the benefits of routine screening. This, despite the fact that lung cancer commonly goes undetected until it has [...]

What Every Woman Should Know About Cancer Screening

What Every Woman Should Know About Cancer Screening By Jennifer Maxon, RN Summer 2006 Over the past several decades, long-term cancer survival rates have been on the rise.1 These improved outcomes are largely credited to screening measures for certain types of cancers. In general, cancer that can be detected and treated in its earliest stages, [...]

Counsyl Announces Major Oncology Expansion to Advance Genetic Screening for Cancer Risk

Counsyl launches oncology business unit, an expanded test to assess risk for inherited forms of cancer, and tools to improve genetic screening rates across the healthcare system Counsyl, a DNA testing and genetic counseling service, today announced its expansion into the oncology market, with a focus on advancing cancer risk screening and helping cancer prevention [...]