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cancer screening guideline

Any guideline promulgated by an authoritative organisation (e.g., the American Cancer Society) for early detection of a malignancy which is common in a particular demographic, the diagnosis of which, if caught early, results in a complete cure or improved long-term survival.

Cancer screening guidelines
• Breast CA—Self-breast examination on a monthly basis, a baseline mammogram at age 40 and mammography every 1–2 years thereafter, depending on risk factors. 
• Colorectal CA—Per NCI, Am. Cancer Society, and Am. College of Physicians: annual feacal occult blood test > age 40 and flexible sigmoidoscopy every 3–5 years > age 50.
• Prostate CA—Annual digital rectal examination after age 40, and measurement of PSA in serum. 
• Uterine cervix—Annual Pap smear and pelvic examination after initiation of sexual activity; after 3 normal years, the test may be reduced in frequency at the discretion of the patient’s physician.

cancer screening guideline

Any guideline promulgated by an authoritative organization–eg Am Cancer Society, for early detection of a malignancy common in a particular population, the diagnosis of which, if caught early, results in a complete cure or improved long-term survival. See Cancer screening, Cancer screening test; Cf Unproven methods for cancer management.
Cancer screening guidelines
Breast CA
Self-breast examination on a monthly basis, a baseline mammogram at age 40 and mammography every 1-2 years thereafter, depending on risk factors
Colorectal CA
Per NCI, Am Cancer Society, and Am College of Physicians–annual fecal occult blood test > age 40 and flexible sigmoidoscopy every 3-5 years > age 50 (NEJM 1991; 325:37)
Prostate CA
Annual digital rectal examination after age 40, and measurement of prostate-specific antigen or acid phosphatase in the serum
Uterine cervix
Annual Pap smear and pelvic examination after initiation of sexual activity; after 3 normal years, the test may be reduced in frequency at the discretion of the Pt's physician
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"The goal of our work is to provide evidence that helps inform breast cancer screening guidelines for older women," Braithwaite said.
This study found that women over age 40 years responded to the 2009 USPSTF revised breast cancer screening guidelines by reducing the frequency of mammograms.
Late last year, the American Cancer Society (ACS) released its new breast cancer screening guidelines. The changes include when women should start having mammograms, at age 45 (previously 40) and then every other year beginning at age 55.
The American Cancer Society has released a 2015 update to its breast cancer screening guidelines for women at average risk.
It is unlikely that many clinicians follow these controversial prostate cancer screening guidelines. Nurses working in urology and primary care more commonly see prostate cancer screening at much more frequent intervals, and at younger and older ages.
Preventive Services Task Force does not support screening for melanoma in its skin cancer screening guidelines, citing uncertainty whether screening would reduce deaths, that patients would undergo unnecessary biopsies, and the expense of screening low-risk individuals.
(17.) New cervical cancer screening guidelines, USPSTF, March, 2012.
The researchers say their findings call for an update of current cervical cancer screening guidelines, which indicate that women over age 65 who have had regular screenings with normal results no longer need to be screened.
The survey consisted of 11 items to measure prostate cancer screening guidelines knowledge, whether men have obtained screening or plan to and influences to seek screening.
The Oregon Urology Institute in Springfield announced new prostate cancer screening guidelines last week as issued by the Large Urology Group Practice Association.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) recently published its new initial Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines using low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) based on findings of the National Cancer Institute's National Lung Screening Trial.
cervical cancer screening guidelines for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-uninfected women 30 years or older have recently been revised, increasing the suggested interval between Papanicolaou (Pap) tests from 3 years to 5 years among those with normal cervical cytology results who test negative for oncogenic human papillomavirus (HPV).

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