CDC Medscape Expert Commentaries
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by Lisa Richardson, MD
October 24, 2016
The most important thing that Americans who smoke can do to lower their risk for lung cancer is to quit smoking. However, early detection by screening is another important strategy for patients in whom the risk for lung cancer is high.
by Natasha Buchanan, PhD
June 20, 2016
The cancer experience may cause new psychosocial distress or exacerbate preexisting emotional, behavioral, and/or cognitive health concerns. Several organizations have recognized that quality cancer care must include identifying and addressing the patient’s psychosocial needs.
by Djenaba A. Joseph, MD, MPH
August 10, 2015
We are falling short of the Healthy People 2020 target of 70.5% of adults being up-to-date with colorectal cancer screening. Most often, patients are only offered colonoscopy as a screening test option. But studies have shown that many people would prefer a different test option.