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Prostate Cancer Prevention - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version) 12/17/07

This summary provides information to health care professionals on prostate cancer prevention.

This summary addresses the following topics:

  • Summary of evidence
    • Benefits from finasteride chemoprevention
    • Harms from finasteride chemoprevention
    • Benefits and harms of other prevention interventions
  • Significance
    • Incidence and mortality
  • Risk factors for prostate cancer development
    • ...
Men: Stay Healthy at Any Age: Your Checklist for Health 12/17/07

This tool is evidence-based and designed to help men understand which medical checkup tests they need to stay healthy at any age. It addresses the following topics:

  • Screening tests for men: What you need and when
  • Daily steps to health
  • Should you take medicines to prevent disease?
The Heart Truth: Questions to Ask Your Doctor/What's Your Risk? 12/17/07

This tool presents questions that patients can ask their doctors about heart health, as well as a quiz for assessing heart attack risk. It is part of the Heart Truth campaign to raise awareness about heart disease among women.

Frequently Asked Questions About Early Stage Breast Cancer: A Patient and Doctor Dialogue 12/17/07

This tool presents questions and answers addressing early stage breast cancer.

It covers the following breast cancer-related topics:

  • Tumors
  • Lobular vs. ductal carcinoma
  • Survival
  • Mastectomy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Recurrence
  • Lumpectomy
  • Radiation
  • Side effects
  • Breast reconstruction
  • More information/links to other resources
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Guideline Recommendations for Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Early-Stage Breast Cancer: Guideline Summary 12/17/07

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) convened an expert panel to conduct a systematic review of the literature available through February 2004 on the use of sentinel lymph node biopsy (SNB) in early-stage breast cancer. This three-page tool summarizes the guideline recommendations developed by ASCO.

This guideline summary addresses the following topics:

  • Recommendations
    • How should the results of SNB be utilized in clinical practice? Can full axillary lymph...
Screening for Prostate Cancer, What's New from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) 12/17/07

This fact sheet presents highlights of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for prostate cancer.

Topics addressed include:

  • Does the USPSTF recommend prostate cancer screening?
  • How effective is prostate cancer screening?
  • What are the potential harms of prostate cancer screening?
  • How effective is prostate cancer treatment?
  • What are the potential harms of prostate cancer treatment?
  • What should...
Genomic Tests for Ovarian Cancer Detection and Management, Evidence Report/Technology Assessment 12/17/07

This report assesses the evidence that the use of genomic tests for ovarian cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment leads to improved outcomes. The authors conducted a literature review and constructed a computer simulation model to test the impact of different assumptions about ovarian cancer natural history on the relative effectiveness of different strategies.

This report includes the following sections:

  • Introduction
    • Ovarian cancer
    • Approaches to...
Migraine Fact Sheet 12/17/07

This tool addresses common questions about migraine headaches including:

  • What is a migraine headache?
  • What causes migraine?
  • Are there different kinds of migraine?
  • How does a migraine headache differ from a tension headache?
  • When should I seek help for my headaches?
  • What tests are used to find out if I have migraine?
  • Are women more prone to migraine headaches?
  • How is a woman’s menstrual cycle related to migraine?
  • Can...
Breast Cancer - Physician Data Query (PDQ(r)): Prevention (Health Professional Version) 12/17/07

This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about breast cancer prevention.

Information about the following is included in this summary:

  • Breast cancer incidence and mortality statistics and information about breast cancer risk factors
  • Interventions for breast cancer prevention
  • Benefits and harms of interventions to prevent breast cancer
The Heart Truth for Latinas: An Action Plan 12/17/07

This fact sheet, part of The Heart Truth campaign, provides steps that Latina women can take to protect their heart health.

This fact sheet addresses the following topics:

  • Risk factors for heart disease
  • Smoking
  • High blood pressure
  • High blood cholesterol
  • Overweight/obesity
  • Physical inactivity
  • Diabetes
  • Questions to ask your doctor

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