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Communicating Critical Test Results Toolkit 03/19/08

This toolkit is designed to facilitate the communication of critical test results from the lab or nurse to the physician. Critical test results are defined as any test result that may result in serious outcomes for patients. Improving communication of critical test results can reduce the rate of adverse events, because the physician has time to intervene.

The toolkit includes the following:

  • A sample worksheet for recording the reporting of critical values
  • Sources of...
Mammograms and Other Breast Imaging Procedures 12/17/07

This tool provides information about mammograms and other breast imaging procedures.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • Screening mammograms
  • American Cancer Society recommendations for early breast cancer detection
  • Diagnostic mammograms
  • Tips for having a mammogram
  • What to expect when you get a mammogram
  • Help with mammogram costs
  • Regulation of mammography
  • What does the doctor look for on your mammogram?
  • ...
Understanding Breast Changes: A Health Guide for All Women 12/17/07

This guide is designed to help women understand changes that occur in their breasts.

This guide includes the following information:

  • About your breasts
  • Types of breast changes
  • Finding breast changes
  • Breast changes during your lifetime that are not cancer
  • Getting a second opinion
  • Followup tests to tell you more
  • Finding the support you need
  • For more information
  • Chart 1: Possible mammogram results and followup care...
Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, What's New from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF): Recommendations Statement 12/17/07

This statement summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm and the supporting scientific evidence. It updates the 1996 recommendations contained in the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services , 2nd edition.

This tool includes the following sections:

  • What does the USPSTF recommend?
  • What are the risk factors for abdominal aortic aneurysm?
  • What are the potential benefits of...
Radiation Therapy and You: Support for People With Cancer 12/17/07

This guide provides facts about and side effects of radiation therapy and describes how patients can care for themselves during and after treatment.

This guide addresses the following topics:

  • Questions and answers about radiation therapy
  • External beam radiation therapy
  • Internal radiation therapy
  • Your feelings during radiation therapy
  • Radiation therapy side effects
  • Radiation therapy side effects at-a-glance
  • Radiation...
American Cancer Society Mammogram Reminder 12/17/07

This interactive tool will send an e-mail message each year reminding you or someone you know to “Please schedule your mammogram today.” You can choose the month for delivery of the reminder.

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Patient Guide: Follow-Up Care for Colorectal Cancer 12/17/07

This patient guide is based on the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s recommendations on follow-up care for patients with colorectal cancer.

This guide addresses the following topics:

  • Regular visits with your doctor
  • Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) test
  • Computerized tomography (CT) scan
  • Colonoscopy
  • Flexible proctosigmoidoscopy
  • Followup care recommendations for colorectal cancer by years after treatment
  • What this means for...
Flexible Bronchoscopy: Patient Education Guide 12/17/07

This brochure is intended for adults undergoing bronchoscopy and parents of children who will have the procedure.

This brochure addresses the following topics:

  • Why should I have a bronchoscopy?
  • How do I prepare for a bronchoscopy?
  • How is a bronchoscopy performed?
  • What happens after a bronchoscopy?
Get a Mammogram: Do It for Yourself, Do It for Your Family 12/17/07

This fact sheet provides women with information about mammograms. It includes the following sections:

  • Introduction
  • What is a mammogram?
    • What happens during a mammogram?
    • Who should get one?
    • Why should I have one?
    • How will I pay?
    • How do I get a mammogram?
  • What else can I do?
  • Where can I learn more?
Prostate Cancer Screening - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version) 12/17/07

This summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about prostate cancer screening.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • Summary of evidence
    • Digital rectal examination and prostate-specific antigen (PSA)
      • Benefits
      • Harms
  • Significance
    • Incidence and mortality
    • Risk factors
  • Evidence of benefit...

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