American College of Physicians review aims to clarify cancer-screening guidelines

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Guidelines for when and how to screen for cancer are becoming more complex, sometimes even conflict. 

Physicians often are not clear on what the most recent guidelines are. In an attempt to clarify and to encourage more discussion on the pros and cons of cancer screening tests, the American College of Physicians (ACP) reviewed the guidelines to find the least intensive testing strategies with the broadest expert consensus.

The guidelines review aims to ensure that cancer screening is balanced to provide the most benefit to those who undergo testing while not over-testing.

Referred to as high-value screening, the recommendations focus on five types of tumors: breast cancer, colorectal cancer, cervical cancer, prostate cancer, and ovarian cancer.

American College of Physicians review aims to clarify cancer-screening guidelines
Guidelines for when and how to screen for cancer are becoming more complex, sometimes even conflict.
Screening for cancer has gotten more complicated in recent years with evolving guidelines that sometimes conflict. Now a U.S. doctors' group aims to ease some confusion with what it calls advice on "high-value screening" for five types of tumors.
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