Cancer screening

Cancer screening

Uninformed compliance or informed choice? A needed shift in our approach to cancer screening

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English
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Online
Author: 
Michael Edward Stefanek
Publisher: 
Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Publication Date: 
2011

Argues for more efforts to educate screening candidates about the harms and benefits of cancer screening in general, and to engage in shared (doctor and patient) decision making about taking the tests. (Abstract only.)

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Abstract only is available without subscription. doi: 10.1093/jnci/djr474

PEI well women's clinics: a case study of gender specific clinics to increasing screening rates

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English
Owning Org: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Glenda Vardy Dell
Publisher: 
Maritime Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (now called Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health)
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

This project reviews the use of Well Women's Clinics to increase screening rates of hard-to-reach women. This model can support new health intervention policies to increase health screening methods for gender specific conditions that respond well to early detection, e.g., cervical or prostate cancer.

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Current Oncology

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
Multimed Inc.
Publication Place: 
Milton, ON

Current Oncology is a Canadian based and internationally distributed journal, representing a multidisciplinary medium encompassing health care workers in the field of cancer therapy to report upon and to review progress in the management of this disease. Their website offers such resources as a listing of patient support groups, patient pamphlets as well as current research for those working in the field.

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Alberta Cervical Cancer Screening Program

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Organization Type: 
Governmental Body
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Clinical or health care services

Works to improve prevention and early detection of cervical cancer. It is intended to enhance and strengthen the cervical screening services already available to Alberta women ages 18-69 years. Works with doctors and labs to send Pap test results directly to women and reminds women when their next Pap test is overdue. Also provides a follow-up reminder system to physicians.

Fax Number: 
888-944-3388
Tollfree Phone Number: 
866-727-3926 (Alberta)
Street Address: 
2202 2nd Street SW
City: 
Calgary
Province: 
Alberta
Postal/ZIP Code: 
T2S 3C1

Quality determinants of organized breast cancer screening programs in Canada

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English
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Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Health Canada, Public Health Agency of Canada
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Identifies requirements and conditions for high-quality breast cancer screening. Addresses issues related to the client-centred approach, promotion of and recruitment into the program, retention, quality of mammography, reporting of results, communication of results, follow-up and diagnostic workup, and program evaluation. Also presents, as special projects, results of a survey on quality assurance in Canadian breast screening programs, and details of a proposed study on radiologists’ performance in Canada.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0662339843 (Print)
ISBN 0662339851 (Online)

Early breast cancer detection can make all the difference!

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Kalpana Das
Nancy Williams
Publisher: 
ACCÉSSS (Alliance des communautés culturelles pour l'égalité dans la santé et les services sociaux)
Publication Place: 
Montreal, QC

Discusses early detection of breast cancer, and details the three methods of detection: mammograms, clinical breast examination and breast self-examination (BSE). Explains the provincial (Quebec) detection program.

A woman's guide to breast assessment

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Donna Vines
Dawn Cleland
Gale Turnbull
Lynn Chappell
Triena Huneault
Cornelia Marko
Publisher: 
Ontario Breast Screening Program
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Provides information on breast cancer screening tests and suggestions on how to cope while waiting for test results. Includes a glossary of relevant medical terms.

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Includes bibliographical references.

A randomized controlled trial of interventions to promote cervical cancer screening among Chinese women in North America

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Victoria M. Taylor
Gregory Hislop
J. Carey Jackson
Shin-Ping Tu
Yutaka Yasui
Stephen M. Schwartz
Chong Teh
Alan Kuniyuki
Elizabeth Acorda
Ann Marchand
Beti Thompson
Publisher: 
Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Bethesda, MD

States that North American Chinese women have lower levels of Papanicolaou (Pap) testing than other population subgroups. Suggests that culturally and linguistically appropriate interventions may improve Pap testing levels.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
CANC.T39 2002
ISSN 00278874
ISSN 01980157
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Includes bibliographical references.

Facilitators and barriers to cervical cancer screening among Chinese Canadian women

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English
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Paper
Author: 
T.G. Hislop
M. Deschamps
C. Teh
C. Jackson
S-P. Tu
Y. Yasui
S.M. Schwartz
A. Kuniyuki
V. Taylor
Publisher: 
Canadian Journal of Public Health
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Recommends continuing education about Pap testing for physicians serving underscreened Chinese women, and the development of linguistically appropriate educational materials.

ISBN/ISSN: 
CANC.H57 2003
ISSN 00084263
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Includes bibliographical references.

Health care services and Pap testing behavior for Chinese women in British Columbia

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English
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Paper
Author: 
T. Gregory Hislop
Kelsey M. Inrig
Chris D. Bajdik
Michele Deschamps
Shin-Ping Tu
Victoria M. Taylor
Publisher: 
Journal of Immigrant Health
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Nowell, MA

Examines and compares Pap testing rates of Chinese women residing in five neighbourhoods of Vancouver and Richmond. States that there are significant differences between neighbourhoods in Pap testing rates.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
CANC.H57 2003
ISSN 10964045
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