Potential For Confusion In Cancer Screening Guideline Recommendations

Potential For Confusion In Cancer Screening Guideline Recommendations

Publication date: Nov 08, 2019

For the first time, a guideline recommends that screening for colorectal cancer should not be routinely carried out for all adults aged 50 to 79 years, but instead be limited to individuals with an elevated level of risk. An accompanying editorial suggests that the new guideline on colorectal cancer screening represents a -radical shift that prioritizes informed choice over maximizing uptake. ” A cursory glance at other guideline recommendations on prostate and breast cancer screening also shows just how confusing it can get. On prostate cancer screening, it’s been more than two years since a prominent panel of U. S. healthcare experts reversed an earlier position it took against the prostate-specific antigen, or PSA, blood test. And, new recommendations disseminated last year confirmed the value of annual mammographic screening for women in their 40s. To illustrate, periodically, the American Cancer Society publishes a summary of guidelines for early cancer detection, data and trends in cancer screening rates, and prominent issues related to cancer screening. In the case of cancer screening, the questions individuals want answers to include: When should screening begin? Individuals should be informed about the benefits and risks of different kinds of cancer screening and make decisions that best reflect their personal values and preferences.

Concepts Keywords
Axiom Mammography
Blood Test Prostate cancer screening
BRCA2 Medical tests
Breast Screening Prevention
Clinical Practice Guidelines Cancer screening
Collation Medical terminology
France Clinical medicine
Franklins Health
Genetics Medicine
Healthcare Individuals healthcare providers
Mammogram Scan technologies
Mammographic Healthcare experts
Ounce
Pound
Prostate
Prostate Specific Antigen
Radiology
Sitcom
Turf
USPSTF

Semantics

Type Source Name
gene UNIPROT ITGBL1
disease MESH men
gene UNIPROT BRCA2
gene UNIPROT NPEPPS
gene UNIPROT KCNK3
gene UNIPROT PSAT1
gene UNIPROT KLK3
pathway BSID Prostate cancer
disease DOID prostate cancer
disease MESH prostate cancer
pathway BSID Breast cancer
disease DOID breast cancer
disease MESH breast cancer
pathway BSID Colorectal cancer
disease DOID colorectal cancer
disease MESH colorectal cancer
disease DOID Cancer
disease MESH Cancer
disease MESH Confusion

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