Cancer screening in the United States, 2013: a review of current American Cancer Society guidelines, current issues in cancer screening, and new guidance on cervical cancer screening and lung cancer screening

CA Cancer J Clin. Mar-Apr 2013;63(2):88-105. doi: 10.3322/caac.21174. Epub 2013 Feb 1.

Abstract

Each year the American Cancer Society (ACS) publishes a summary of its recommendations for early cancer detection, a report on data and trends in cancer screening rates, and select issues related to cancer screening. In this issue of the journal, current ACS cancer screening guidelines are summarized, as are updated guidelines on cervical cancer screening and lung cancer screening with low-dose helical computed tomography. The latest data on the use of cancer screening from the National Health Interview Survey also are described, as are several issues related to screening coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • American Cancer Society
  • Breast Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Breast Neoplasms / prevention & control
  • Colorectal Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Colorectal Neoplasms / prevention & control
  • Early Detection of Cancer / standards
  • Endometrial Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Endometrial Neoplasms / prevention & control
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lung Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Lung Neoplasms / prevention & control
  • Male
  • Mass Screening / standards
  • Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Neoplasms / prevention & control
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic*
  • Prostatic Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Prostatic Neoplasms / prevention & control
  • United States
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / prevention & control