Cancer Controversy (To screen or not to screen)

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Estimated time to complete session: 60 min.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

1. Explain the controversies surrounding mammography recommendations.
2. Implement a plan to identify patients in need of lung cancer CT screening.
3. Explain the harms and complications associated with prostate cancer screening.  
4. Summarize the NNT and NNH as they relate to the USPSTF recommendations for breast, lung, and prostate cancer.
5. Counsel patients, using shared decision-making resources, regarding the risks and benefits of breast, lung and prostate cancer screening.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
04/02/2021
Parent activity set: 

Jeffrey D. Wolfrey, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Family, Community and Preventive Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
04/02/2021
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