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Philip E. Castle

: Cervix Cancer Screening . Lyon, France : IARC Press ; 2005 . 2. Jemal A Siegel R Ward E . Cancer statistics, 2007 . CA Cancer J Clin 2007 ; 57 : 43 – 66 . 3. Kitchener HC Castle PE Cox JT . Chapter 7: achievements and

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City of Hope Cancer Center

Colorectal cancer is the third most frequently diagnosed cancer in men and women in the United States. An estimated 104,950 new cases of colon cancer and 40,340 new cases of rectal cancer will occur in the United States in 2005. During the same year, an estimated 56,290 people will die from colon and rectal cancer. Because patients with localized colon cancer have a 90% 5-year survival rate, screening is a critical and particularly effective procedure for colorectal cancer prevention. Screening options include colonoscopy; combined fecal occult blood test (FOBT) and sigmoidoscopy; sigmoidoscopy alone; or double-contrast barium enema.

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Shauna McManus, Alexandra K. Zaleta, Melissa F. Miller, Joanne S. Buzaglo, Julie S. Olson, Sara Goldberger and Kevin Stein

Background: CancerSupportSource (CSS) is a 25-item distress screening tool implemented at community-based cancer support organizations and hospitals nationwide. CSS assesses distress over 5 domains: (1) emotional concerns (including depression and

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Stephanie K. Patterson and Mitra Noroozian

Digital Mammography and Breast Tomosynthesis Ten years ago, most mammography units in the United States were using film screen technology. After the results of the Digital Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial (DMIST), proving digital

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Lori L. DuBenske, Sarina B. Schrager, Terry A. Little and Elizabeth S. Burnside

Background: National health organizations offer contrasting guidelines for women aged 40–49 regarding when to begin and how often to use mammography screening for breast cancer. The ACS recommends average risk women aged 40–44 receive annual

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This article summarizes the NCCN clinical practice guidelines for screening for colorectal cancer. This guideline provides recommendations for appropriate screening and management of abnormal findings in groups at both average and high risk. In its deliberations, the Colorectal Cancer Screening Panel identified populations at high risk to include both patients with inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease) and individuals at risk because of a genetic predisposition.

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Douglas E. Wood

For decades, experts advocated early detection of common cancers to improve chances for long-term survival and cure. Breast, colon, and prostate cancers all have established screening programs that are covered by insurers, embraced by physicians

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Isabelle Bairati, Anne-Sophie Julien and Jocelyne Chiquette

Background: To evaluate the quality of an organized mammography screening program based on the perception of screened women, we developed and validated the French-language Mammography Satisfaction Instrument (MSI). The study objective was to

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Christopher J. Magnani, Kevin Li, Tina Seto, Kathryn M. McDonald, Douglas W. Blayney, James D. Brooks and Tina Hernandez-Boussard

screening and treatment, partly because of the difficulty in distinguishing aggressive from indolent cancers. 2 Most prostate cancers are asymptomatic, are detected by primary care–directed screening, are slow-growing, and will not become clinically evident

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David G. Hewett, Charles J. Kahi and Douglas K. Rex

://www.medscape.com/cme/jnccn ; (4) view/print certificate. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to: • Specify the effectiveness of other screening modalities in the prevention of colorectal cancer • Describe outcomes of research