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Continuing Medical Education (CME) Courses

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Patterns and Trends in Cancer Screening in the United States
Expiration Date: July 26, 2019

Using data from the National Health Interview Survey for 2000 through 2015, the authors examined trends in prevalence of cancer screening that adhered to U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations in order to monitor screening progress among traditionally underserved population subgroups. Colorectal cancer screening was the only test that increased during the study period. The authors found disparities in prevalence of test use among subgroups for all tests examined.

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CDC Medscape Expert Commentaries

Lisa Richardson, MD

Early Detection Means It’s a Promising Time for Lung Cancer
by Lisa Richardson, MD, October 24, 2016

Early detection by screening is an important strategy for patients in whom the risk for lung cancer is high. You are probably seeing patients in your office every day who could benefit from lung cancer screening.

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Blog Posts: Helpful Tips for Doctors

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The Six Steps New Hampshire Took to Get More People Screened for Colorectal Cancer

Screening at the right age can find colorectal cancer before it starts, but some people still don’t go for many reasons. A CDC-funded program in New Hampshire created a way to overcome the problems patients had getting screened.

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Recorded Webinars and Other Videos

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Psychosocial Distress Screening

Learn about tools that health care providers can use to conduct distress screening with cancer survivors from Dr. Natasha Buchanan Lunsford, a clinical health psychologist in CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control.

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Screening Guidelines

Caring for Young Women Who Are at High Risk for Early-Onset Breast Cancer: A Summary of Screening, Counseling, and Testing Guidelines

Caring for Young Women Who Are at High Risk for Early-Onset Breast Cancer: A Summary of Screening, Counseling, and Testing Guidelines [PDF-588KB]

Helps health care providers identify young women who may have a higher risk of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, and detect early onset breast cancer among women who are at high risk.

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Preventing Infections in Cancer Patients

Preventing Infections in Cancer Patients

Patients receiving chemotherapy are at risk for developing infections that may lead to hospitalization, disruptions in chemotherapy schedules, and even death. Outpatient oncology facilities can use the Basic Infection Control and Prevention Plan for Outpatient Oncology Settings to standardize and improve infection prevention practices.

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