Tag Archives: SCREENING


CANCER SCREENING UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA APPOINTMENT TREATMENT DOCTORS

During a.m. appointments, doctors more likely to advise cancer screening

05 May, 2019 12:05 pm 12:05 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters ) – Patients who see their doctors in the morning are a lot more likely to be referred for screenings for breast and colon cancer than patients with end-of-the-day appointments, a new study suggests. Researchers poring over records of more than 50,000 patients who were eligible for breast or colon cancer screening saw … Read More


Doctors may not explain pros, cons of lung cancer screening

08 August, 2018 10:20 am 10:20 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Many US doctors don’t discuss the harms of lung cancer screening or the potential for overdiagnosis in conversations with current and former smokers about whether tests are necessary, two new studies suggest. The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that doctors engage patients in shared decision making, with thorough discussions … Read More