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Raising awareness about HPV-related cancers

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine can potentially prevent more than 90% of HPV-associated cancers. Generally given to teens, it can be offered to adults as well.
1 Oct 2023

MKSAP Quiz: Management of metastatic cancer

A 68-year-old man is evaluated for early satiety and right upper quadrant discomfort. CT scan of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis shows hepatomegaly with multiple metastatic lesions and abdominal carcinomatosis with a small amount of ascites. What is the most appropriate management?
1 Aug 2023

New vaccines are on the scene

This month's issue addresses new vaccines, screening for anxiety, and detecting and treating loneliness.
1 Oct 2023

MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation of lung cancer risk during a routine visit

This week's quiz asks readers to determine the most appropriate lung cancer screening test for a 63-year-old woman with a 37-pack-year history of cigarette smoking who quit smoking at age 55 years and has COPD but reports no symptoms concerning for lung cancer.
16 May 2023

MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation for fatigue of 3 months' duration

A 36-year-old woman is evaluated for fatigue of 3 months' duration and dyspnea on exertion of 1 month's duration. She is 1 month postpartum. She takes no medications. Following a physical examination and lab studies, what is the most appropriate management?
1 Oct 2023

Breast cancer overdiagnosis common among older women

Breast cancer rates among women ages 75 to 84 years were 4.9 cases per 100 screened women compared to 2.6 cases per 100 unscreened women, according to a retrospective cohort study assessing risk of overdiagnosis.
8 Aug 2023

Oral drug for postpartum depression approved

This column reviews recent recalls, alerts, and approvals.
1 Oct 2023

Start screening for colorectal cancer at age 50 years, ACP suggests

An update of ACP's 2019 guidance statement on the topic suggests that clinicians start screening for colorectal cancer in asymptomatic average-risk adults at age 50 years and consider not screening those between the ages of 45 and 49 years.
1 Aug 2023

Transforming health care to improve U.S. life expectancy

The sobering decline in U.S. life expectancy reaffirms the exigency of health care reform anchored in a proactive and comprehensive approach.
1 Oct 2023

More patients undergoing active surveillance for lower-risk prostate cancers

Use of active surveillance or watchful waiting for prostate cancer rose from 2010 to 2018, although uptake was lower in men with multiple positive biopsy cores and those who were Asian/Pacific Islander and Hispanic, had a lower income, or lived in a rural area.
11 Apr 2023

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