Search results for "Cancer"
Childhood cancer survivors at higher long-term risk for major surgery
In a study that compared survivors with their siblings, the 35-year mean cumulative count of major surgical interventions at least five years after diagnosis was 206.7 per 100 versus 128.9 per 100, respectively.
23 May 2023
Dabigatran recalled, dense-breast notification required
This column reviews recent recalls, alerts, and approvals.
1 May 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
Nonsugar sweeteners should not be used for weight loss, WHO guideline states
The World Health Organization (WHO) cited a lack of evidence suggesting that short-term use of nonsugar sweeteners affected body weight or other measures of adiposity, as well as possible long-term undesirable effects on noncommunicable diseases and death.
23 May 2023
Another pitfall for spontaneous bacterial peritonitis
A reader addresses a previous column on a diagnostic pearl.
1 Apr 2023
Personal risk-based screening for lung cancer may be more cost-effective than recommended cutoffs
While risk-based screening strategies were robustly more cost-effective than the 2021 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation in a modeling study, whether the results will be replicable in complex real-world clinical practice remains uncertain, an editorial noted.
7 Feb 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
Our words matter
Difficult conversations offer moments when physicians can be true healers and provide empathy, compassion, and comfort through something as simple as their words.
1 Mar 2023
Reviews of performance measures for cancer screening now available from ACP
ACP's Performance Measurement Committee assessed cancer screening measures relevant to internal medicine physicians to determine whether they are evidence-based, methodologically sound, and clinically meaningful.
6 Sep 2022
MKSAP Quiz: Heaviness, swelling of breast
A 50-year-old woman is evaluated for heaviness and swelling of her right breast of 3 weeks' duration. One week ago, she noticed that her outer breast had a pink appearance. Following a physical and breast exams and complete blood count, what is the most likely diagnosis?
1 Mar 2023