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Prevention/Early Detection

Much controversy exists in the early detection of cancers. There are three primary organizations that publish guidelines for the screening of cancer; United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)American Cancer Society, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Unfortunately these three organizations do not always agree so individualization to each patient is paramount. Often referring to more specific organizations will also help guide discussions with patients.

American Cancer Society Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cancer provides recommended screenings for most adults.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  prevention recommendations for reducing cancer risk.

  The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) was convened by the Public Health Service to rigorously evaluate clinical research in order to assess the merits of preventive measures, including screening tests, counseling, immunizations, and preventive medications.