An accompanying editorial noted that fecal immunochemical testing (FIT) may be less effective in the right colon in part because lesions grow more rapidly and bleed less.
2 Oct 2018
While HPV immunization is recommended during adolescence, internists practicing in the postvaccine era have their own host of considerations: namely, screening for cervical cancer and providing catch-up vaccination.
1 Feb 2017
New screening recommendations for low-dose CT for smokers will prove to be trickier to follow than most preventive care guidelines, experts say. Learn what issues to consider, where to refer patients, and how to deal with the results.
1 Mar 2014
Clinicians will have to choose between primary human papillomavirus testing and co-testing based on modeling and cost-effectiveness studies, an editorial noted.
10 Jul 2018
Lung cancer has an alarmingly low five-year survival rate, but screening, if implemented well, can improve it.
1 May 2018
A 65-year-old man is interested in initial colorectal cancer screening but adamantly refuses to undergo colon preparation and does not want to modify his diet. Medical and family histories and physical exam results are unremarkable, and he takes no medications. What is the most appropriate screening test?
8 Oct 2019
A 29-year-old man is evaluated during a routine examination. His medical history is significant for ulcerative colitis involving the entire colon, which was diagnosed 4 years ago. His symptoms responded to therapy with mesalamine and have remained in remission on this medication. His family history is significant for a maternal uncle who died of colon cancer at the age of 50 years. What is the most appropriate interval at which to perform colonoscopy with biopsies in this patient?
15 Nov 2016
A meta-analysis of 12 studies found that fecal immunochemical testing (FIT) may be a viable alternative screening strategy for patients at increased risk for colorectal cancer, but the authors and an accompanying editorial noted that the quality of the evidence was low.
27 Jun 2017
An expert clears up issues surrounding prostate cancer screening recommendations at Internal Medicine Meeting 2022.
1 Jul 2022
Gastroesophageal reflux disease, rectal bleeding, and chronic diarrhea can be controlled better by applying high-value care.
1 Jun 2017