Cancer screening – what you should know

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Download from iTunes: The standard screenings for cancer are for breast, cervical, prostate and colon. For those in a high-risk category, lung, ovarian and liver cancer screenings may be recommended. Therese Bevers, M.D., medical director of Cancer Prevention at MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses MD Anderson’s cancer screening recommendations and explains the conflicting cancer screening reports.

How Decision Aids benefit our patients

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Dr. Therese Bevers talks about her work with Dr. Robert Volk and the MD Anderson Decision Support Lab to develop decision aids --educational tools that help prepare patients to work with their health care providers to make choices about difficult treatment questions.

The American College of Physicians Issues New Guidance Statement for Colorectal Cancer Screening

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The American College of Physicians (ACP) has issued a new guidance statement in the March 6 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine to encourage adults to get screened for colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths for men and women in the United States. ACP recommends that physicians perform an individualized assessment of risk for colorectal cancer in all adults. Physicians should screen for colorectal cancer in average risk adults starting at...

The Effectiveness of the FLU-FOBT Program in Primary Care: A Randomized Trial

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Background: The FLU–FOBT Program is an intervention in which nurses provide home fecal occult blood tests (FOBTs) to eligible patients during annual influenza vaccination (FLU) campaigns. The effectiveness of the FLU–FOBT Program when implemented during primary care visits has not been extensively studied. Purpose: The effectiveness of the FLU–FOBT Program was tested as adapted for use during primary care visits in community clinics serving multiethnic patients with low baseline...
Authors: Michael b. Potter