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|Mon, 05-17-2010 - 11:30am|
"It's challenging when new guidelines come out that offer different recommendations than those become accustomed to," said Durado Brooks, MD, MPH, director of prostate and colorectal cancer at the American Cancer Society.
Dr. Brooks suggested that physicians review the new guidelines and investigate the data behind them. But he advised doctors not to reassess their screening practices every time a guideline is updated. "There are too many organizations out there issuing, unfortunately, totally different sets of recommendations," he said.
Read more. How often does your doctor recommend cancer screenings (pap smears, breast exams, etc)be performed?