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USPSTF Updates Guidelines for PSA-Based Screening for Prostate Cancer in Older Men

USPSTF Updates Guidelines for PSA-Based Screening for Prostate Cancer in Older Men

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In updating its 2012 recommendations, the US Preventive Services Task Force changes its stance on PSA-based screening for prostate cancer in men older than 50. The new guidelines advocate for a patient-physician discussion of the benefits of testing vs the potential harms.

USPSTF: Skin Cancer Counseling Recommended for Fair-Skinned Individuals

USPSTF: Skin Cancer Counseling Recommended for Fair-Skinned Individuals

The U.S Preventive Services Task Force recommends counseling for fair-skinned individuals younger than 24 years, and selective counseling is recommended for adults.

USPSTF: Behavioral interventions do not reduce sunburn or skin cancer outcomes

1. Behavioral interventions increase sun protection behavior but do not reduce sunburn or skin cancer outcomes. 2. Behavior interventions lead to increased skin self-examinations but may lead to additional skin procedures without finding additional skin cancers. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: While melanoma comprises 2% of all skin cancers, it causes more than []

USPSTF Rates Ovarian Cancer Screening a D for Asymptomatic, Low-Risk Women

USPSTF Rates Ovarian Cancer Screening a D for Asymptomatic, Low-Risk Women

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An USPSTF updated recommendation statement for ovarian cancer screening recommends against screening for women who are asymptomatic and do not have high-risk hereditary cancer syndrome.

Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations Not Completely Reflective of Race, Age

Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations Not Completely Reflective of Race, Age

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An analysis of SEER data sought to examine the appropriateness of age- and race-specific breast cancer screening recommendations for white vs nonwhite women in the United States.

Disparities Growing in Prescreening Discussions About Prostate-Specific Antigen Testing

Disparities Growing in Prescreening Discussions About Prostate-Specific Antigen Testing

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Conversations about benefits and drawbacks of PSA testing improved after the USPSTF updated its recommendations on PSA testing; however, some disparities in quality of these discussions increased.

USPSTF Releases Updated Recommendations for Aspirin Use to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease and Colorectal Cancer

USPSTF Releases Updated Recommendations for Aspirin Use to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease and Colorectal Cancer

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The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) updated its recommendations on low-dose aspirin use for the primary prevention of CVD and the use of aspirin and NSAIDs for prevention of CRC.

Most internet sites on prostate cancer disagree with expert panel's recommendations

Most internet sites on prostate cancer disagree with expert panel's recommendations

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Less than 20 percent of top-ranked health sites advise against screening for prostate cancer, a recommendation made by the USPSTF.

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