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Thousands caught up in 'appalling' cervical screening blunder

More than 40,000 women in England have not received information regarding cervical cancer screening after a failure to send out letters by the NHS. The errors were made between January and June. Around 4,000 of them were results of tests, the remainder were letters inviting them for screening or reminding them they were due. Between… Read More »

PSA-based screening for prostate cancer: Interpreting the changing guidelines

Kenneth Lin, MD | Conditions | November 8, 2018 Comparing the 2018 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation statement on prostate cancer screening in the October 15th issue of American Family Physician with its previous recommendation, the first question family physicians ought to ask is: What new evidence compelled the USPSTF to move from recommending against PSA screening in… Read More »