states that its recommendations are intended to help primary care clinicians and patients decide together whether a preventive service is right for a patient's needs.
also primarily relied on evidence from seven large, randomly controlled trials of primary screening, mostly conducted in Europe.
draft recommendations do not apply to women at increased risk for cervical cancer, including those with compromised immune systems or those who have cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 2 or 3.
For men ages 70 and older, the potential benefits simply do not outweigh the potential harms, according to the USPSTF
Given the inadequate evidence to recommend for or against screening, the USPSTF
cited the recommendations of other organizations.
regularly examines new evidence to reassess the guidelines and issue new ones if necessary.
recommendations for cardiovascular disease prevention include:
The final USPSTF
recommendations released today update the 2008 recommendations and reflect the rapid evolution that occurred among cancer screening technologies during the past eight years.
recommendations and summaries of evidence can be found online.
guideline would result in 67 times more pregnant women being treated with aspirin than the ACOG guideline.
And by all, the task force means all: "The USPSTF
recommends screening in all adults regardless of risk factors," it said.
also said that mammography screening every two years also can be effective for women in their 40s, but that women in this age range need to make individual decisions based on the potential benefits and risks of screening.