Doctors Raise Concerns Over Cancer Screening Guidelines

In Ottawa, medical experts from various specialities to discuss the need for the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care to reform its cancer screening guidelines. The doctors say the...
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We have a tool to help prevent suicide during pregnancy and postpartum. Why does the task force recommend against using it?

In 2022, the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care released recommendations against using a tool (the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale – EPDS) to screen for depression during pregnancy and...
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Breast-cancer screening: Balancing harm vs. risks

One would expect that the priority of the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care on breast-cancer screening would be to recommend practices that would maximally reduce mortality and morbidity...
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Prostate-cancer screening: Guideline reflects lack of knowledgeable expert input.

The last guideline on prostate-cancer screening was published in 2014. At the time, the task force approached the Canadian Urologic Association (CUA) and asked that it provide an expert panel...
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Excluding experts doesn’t make sense.

Ontario is lowering the age for regular, publicly funded breast-cancer screenings to 40 from 50, mirroring a similar recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force last May. Now, the...
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Vision screening in primary care: Flawed methodology, dangerous recommendations.

Guidelines in medicine can be very powerful. They consolidate vast amounts of knowledge – the magnitude of which may be difficult if not impossible for an individual physician to do...
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Canada’s cancer screening guidelines are out of date, doctors say

A group of cancer experts say Canadian national screening guidelines are a decade out of date, which is leading to people getting diagnosed later when they are more difficult to...
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Canadian doctors are using ‘outdated’ guidelines to screen for cancer, experts warn.

Canada's national guidelines recommend against breast cancer screening for women in their 40s, despite growing evidence in favour of it. A group of experts say the Canadian Task Force on...
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Health task force blasted over ‘dangerous guidance’ for cancer screenings.

A group of leading Canadian doctors is calling for cancer screening to begin earlier. They're criticizing a federal task force already looking into the issue, and calling for urgent action....
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