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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...
Screening Tests and Immunizations Guidelines for Women 12/17/07

This chart lists recommended screenings and immunizations for women aged 18-39, 40-49, 50-64, and 65 and older.

This chart includes recommendations in the following areas:

  • General health
  • Heart health
  • Bone health
  • Diabetes
  • Breast health
  • Reproductive health
  • Mental health screening
  • Colorectal health
  • Eye and ear health
  • Skin health
  • Oral health
  • Immunizations
Frequently Asked Questions - The Environment and Women's Health 12/17/07

This tool answers common questions on how the environment affects women’s health including the following topics:

  • The environment
  • Outdoor air pollution
  • Indoor air pollution
  • Workplace environment
    • UV radiation
    • Water contamination
    • Lead
    • Mercury
    • Pesticides
    • Environmental hormones
    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
    To Be or Not to Be--On Hormone Replacement Therapy: A Workbook to Help You Explore Your Options 12/17/07

    This workbook provides information and guidance to women that can help them make a decision about whether hormone replacement therapy (HRT) would be a good choice for them.

    The workbook should prepare patients to discuss HRT with their health care provider. Topics presented include:

    • Personal health quizzes
    • Menopause
    • HRT
    • Osteoporosis
    • Coronary heart disease
    • Breast cancer
    • Putting it all together
    • A guide to talking with...
    Frequently Asked Questions--Mammograms 12/17/07

    This fact sheet answers common questions about mammograms. It addresses the following topics:

    • What is the best method of detecting breast cancer?
    • What is a mammogram?
    • Are there different types of mammograms?
    • How is a mammogram done?
    • What if I have breast implants?
    • How often should I get a mammogram?
    • Where can I get a mammogram?
    • How do I get ready for my mammogram?
    • Are there any problems with mammograms?
    Cervical Cancer Screening - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version) 12/17/07

    This summary provides evidence of the benefit and harm of various cervical cancer screening techniques.

    This summary addresses the following topics:

    • Summary of evidence
    • Significance
    • Evidence of benefit
    • Evidence of harm
    • Accuracy of the Pap test
    • New screening technologies
    • Screening women who have had a hysterectomy
    • Screening interval
    • Human papillomavirus (HPV) testing
    • Screening older...
    Healthy Pregnancy: Food Don'ts Print and Go Guide 12/17/07

    This guide describes foods that can cause serious illness or should be avoided while pregnant.

    This guide addresses the following topics:

    • Three main dangers in food
      • Listeria
      • Mercury
      • Toxoplasma
    • Food facts to keep you and your baby healthy

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