Cancer screening in the United States, 2018: A review of current American Cancer Society guidelines and current issues in cancer screening

Robert A. Smith, Kimberly S. Andrews, Durado Brooks, Stacey A. Fedewa, Deana Manassaram-Baptiste, Debbie Saslow, Otis Brawley, Richard C. Wender

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Each year, the American Cancer Society publishes a summary of its guidelines for early cancer detection, data and trends in cancer screening rates from the National Health Interview Survey, and select issues related to cancer screening. In this 2018 update, we also summarize the new American Cancer Society colorectal cancer screening guideline and include a clarification in the language of the 2013 lung cancer screening guideline. CA Cancer J Clin 2018;68:297–316.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)297-316
Number of pages20
JournalCA Cancer Journal for Clinicians
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 2018
Externally publishedYes



  • breast neoplasms
  • cervical neoplasms
  • colorectal neoplasms
  • lung neoplasms
  • mass screening
  • ovarian neoplasms
  • prevention and control
  • prostate neoplasms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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