Each year, the American Cancer Society (ACS) publishes a summary of its guidelines for early cancer detection along with 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 ACS cancer screening guidelines. The latest data on utilization of cancer screening from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) also is described, as are several issues related to screening coverage under the Affordable Care Act, including the expansion of the Medicaid program.
Keywords: Papanicolaou test; breast radiography; colonoscopy; mass screening; mortality; neoplasms; practice guidelines; prevention and control; prostate-specific antigen test; stool test.
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