Cancer screening in the United States, 2019: A review of current American Cancer Society guidelines and current issues in cancer screening

CA Cancer J Clin. 2019 May;69(3):184-210. doi: 10.3322/caac.21557. Epub 2019 Mar 15.


Each year, the American Cancer Society publishes a summary of its guidelines for early cancer detection, data and trends in cancer screening rates, and select issues related to cancer screening. In this issue of the journal, the current American Cancer Society cancer screening guidelines are summarized, and the most current data from the National Health Interview Survey are provided on the utilization of cancer screening for men and women and on the adherence of men and women to multiple recommended screening tests.

Keywords: breast neoplasms; cervical neoplasms; colon and rectum neoplasms; lung neoplasms; mass screening.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • American Cancer Society
  • Early Detection of Cancer / standards*
  • Humans
  • Mass Screening / standards*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic*
  • United States