Scripts and Strategies for Discussing Stopping Cancer Screening with Adults & gt;  75 Years: a Qualitative Study

ConclusionsTo increase PCP comfort and capability to discuss stopping cancer screening with older adults, we developed scripts and strategies that PCPs may use for discussing stopping cancer screening.
Source: Journal of General Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

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Among the many remarkable things that have happened since the COVID-19 pandemic began is that a lot of our usual medical care has simply stopped. According to a recent study, routine testing for cervical cancer, cholesterol, and blood sugar is down nearly 70% across the country. Elective surgeries, routine physical examinations, and other screening tests have been canceled or rescheduled so that people can stay at home, avoid being around others who might be sick, and avoid unknowingly spreading the virus. Many clinics, hospitals, and doctors’ offices have been closed for weeks except for emergencies. Even if these f...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Health care Healthy Aging Men's Health Women's Health Source Type: blogs
Hi guys, I am probably posting in a wrong forum, but could not find where to ask... So what is your opinion on preventive health care, what kind of testing do you recommend to patients besides yearly physicals? Lets say 50-60 -70 etc.. year old. 1) colon cancer screening 2) for women breast cancer screening (mammogram, ), OBGYN papsmear for men prostate screening 3) do you recommend periodically Xray? Tb test? Or only if symptomatic? anything else am I missing? Thank you
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Family Medicine Source Type: forums
Getting the news that you have cancer is overwhelming and frightening. The COVID-19 crisis adds another layer of anxiety. But know this: you can protect yourself from COVID-19 without compromising your cancer treatment. Don’t panic. In the vast majority of cases, a diagnosis of cancer is not an emergency even though it feels like one. There is time to learn about your options and sort out what is right for you. For now, there will be changes to how we do things. Some of the changes will feel disruptive, but many will lead to better, more patient-centered care. Minimizing your chances of exposure to the virus doesn&rs...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news
AbstractNew York City rates for cancer screening with colonoscopy, Papanicolaou smear and mammography are higher than the rest of the nation yet immigrant populations still have barriers accessing healthcare. With 38% of the city identifying as foreign born, there is a growing need to understand immigrant health and cancer screening behaviors to better assist them in accessing care. Through the Hepatitis Outreach Network (HONE), almost 1300 consenting participants completed a questionnaire on their demographics, hepatitis risk factors, and cancer screening behaviors as well as accessed Hepatitis B Virus screening from 2013...
Source: Journal of Community Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The WLCSP aimed to provide education about, access to and uptake of cancer screening services for First Nations people from rural and remote communities in Northwestern Ontario by targeting inequalities in accessing cancer screening opportunities. Therefore, program uptake may provide helpful numerical comparisons for similar future programs globally. Other entities working to improve cancer screening rates in remote and/or rural populations and/or amongst Indigenous peoples may find consideration of the WLCSP processes, successes and challenges helpful to their efforts. PMID: 32088964 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Rural and Remote Health - Category: Rural Health Tags: Rural Remote Health Source Type: research
Women who take prescription opioids are no less likely to undergo breast, cervical,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Are women with depression less likely to get mammograms? The must-know for breast imaging in transgender patients Colon cancer screening rates surge with younger start age Study eyes interventional rads and opioid prescriptions Medical images reveal toll of opioid epidemic
Source: Headlines - Category: Radiology Source Type: news
ConclusionsThis study found no evidence that Family Medicine Groups affected screening rates for these 3 chronic diseases. Limitations in the implementation of the Family Medicine Group policy in its early years may have contributed to this lack of impact. Interprofessional primary care teams may need to include elements other than organizational changes to increase disease prevention efforts.
Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Conclusion: The data demonstrated that an MRM-based proteomic assay that measures plasma levels of three specific peptides can be a useful tool for breast cancer screening and its accuracy is cancer-type specific. PMID: 31897331 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Breast Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Breast Cancer Source Type: research
This study does not go into detail about the extent to which these comorbidities may influence the increased risk of cancer in psoriasis patients. People with severe psoriasis often do not get enough relief with topical therapies (ones applied to the skin), such as topical corticosteroids and vitamin D analogues. They may then be started on medications that target specific immune cells and proteins. Some of these medications increase the risk of infections. Previous studies have found little to no increased risk of cancer in patients receiving these therapies. Other treatments, such as phototherapy (light therapy), are kno...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Cancer Skin and Hair Care Source Type: blogs
Conclusions/interpretationOur findings suggest that women with diabetes have suboptimal breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening rates, compared with women without diabetes, although the absolute differences might be modest. Given the increased risk of cancer in this population, higher quality prospective evidence is necessary to evaluate the contribution of diabetes to cancer screening disparities in relation to other patient-, provider- and system-level factors.RegistrationPROSPERO registration ID CRD42017073107.
Source: Diabetologia - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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