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Cancer Screening

April 2009

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Cancer Screening

April 2009 Vol 38 (4) 177-272

The theme for the April issue of AFP is cancer screening. This month's articles include cancer screening in general practice, cancer screening – pros, cons, choice, and the patient, there’s cancer in the family, bowel cancer screening – a role for general practice and bridging the gap between primary care and public health.

Focus

Bowel cancer screening

A role for general practice

Linda Foreman

Breast screening and failure to diagnose breast cancer

Sara Bird

There’s cancer in the family

Jon Emery, Kristine Barlow-Stewart, Sylvia Metcalfe

Cancer screening in general practice

Salma Fahridin, Helena Britt

Cancer screening

Pros, cons, choice, and the patient

Lyndal Trevena

Up front

In the eye of the beholder

Carolyn O’Shea

Letters to the editor

Viewpoint

Bridging the gap between primary care and public health

Chris van Weel, Raymond Koopmans, Koos van der Velden, Ben Bottema, Pieter de Vries Robbé

Clinical

Early stage bowel cancer

Follow up and survivorship

Carmel Pezaro, Michael Jefford

Giant inguinoscrotal hernia

Sergio Vano-Galvan, Pablo Guisado-Vasco, Pedro Jaén Olasolo

Lowering cholesterol

A review on the role of plant sterols

Peter Clifton

Solving dental problems in general practice

Angus Kingon

Research

Impacts on clinical decision making

Changing hormone therapy management after the WHI

Joachim P Sturmberg, Dimity Pond

Publish or perish?

Evaluation of a writing week

Meredith Temple-Smith, Felicity Goodyear-Smith, Jane Gunn

Playing by the rules

Speech pathologists’ views about patient suitability for the Enhanced Primary Care Program

Jemma Skeat, Angela Morgan, Tristan Nickless

Acute otitis externa

Management by GPs in North Queensland

Tracy Cheffins, Clare Heal, Steven Rudolphy, Rebecca Evans, Craig Veitch

Professional

Accurately assessing candidates for general practice

Russell Jones

Heart health

CHD management gaps in general practice

Nancy Huang, Marcus Daddo, Eleanor Clune

Back pages

Clinical challenge

Rachel Lee

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AFP Podcasts

Interviews April 2009

Cancer Screening – pros, cons, choice, and the patient

Dr Lyndal Trevena discusses some of the principles and controversies in cancer screening.

Duration: 10 minutes 15 seconds
File size: 2MB

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Bowel cancer screening – a role for general practice

Dr Linda Foreman talks about the bowel cancer screening, including the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program. She discusses the role of the GP in the program and also reminds us to consider patients who may not be in the program.

Duration: 22 minutes 2 seconds
File size: 2MB

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Heart health: CHD management gaps in general practice

Dr Nancy Huang, National Manager – Clinical Programs, Heart Foundation, talks about the article “Heart health: CHD management gaps in general practice.” She discusses the concept of assessing absolute risk for all people over 45 years of age, and also the 3 key management gaps identified in CHD management relevant to general practice.

Duration: 22 minutes 2 seconds
File size: 3MB

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