Cancer screening in the United States, 2010: A review of current American Cancer Society guidelines and issues in cancer screening

Robert A. Smith, Vilma Cokkinides, Durado Brooks, Debbie Saslow, Otis W. Brawley

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Abstract

Each year the American Cancer Society (ACS) publishes a summary of its recommendations for early cancer detection, a report on data and trends in cancer screening rates, and select issues related to cancer screening. In 2010, the ACS updated its guidelines for testing for early prostate cancer detection, and during 2009 there were several newsworthy updates in the cancer screening guidelines from other organizations. In this article, the current ACS guidelines and recent issues are summarized, updates of guidelines for testing for early breast cancer detection by the US Preventive Services Task Force and for prevention and early detection of cervical cancer from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists are addressed, and the most recent data from the National Health Interview Survey pertaining to participation rates in cancer screening are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-119
Number of pages21
JournalCA Cancer Journal for Clinicians
Volume60
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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