Cancer screening in the United States, 2014: a review of current American Cancer Society guidelines and current issues in cancer screening

CA Cancer J Clin. 2014 Jan-Feb;64(1):30-51. doi: 10.3322/caac.21212. Epub 2014 Jan 9.


Answer questions and earn CME/CNE Each year the American Cancer Society publishes a summary of its guidelines 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, we summarize current American Cancer Society cancer screening guidelines. In addition, the latest data on the use of cancer screening from the National Health Interview Survey is described, as are several issues related to screening coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, including the expansion of the Medicaid program.

Keywords: American Cancer Society; United States; diagnosis; humans; lung neoplasms; mass screening; mortality; neoplasms; practice guidelines as topic; prevention and control; radiography.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • American Cancer Society
  • Colorectal Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Early Detection of Cancer / methods*
  • Endometrial Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Ovarian Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic*
  • Prostatic Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Time Factors
  • United States