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Cancer Screening Overview (PDQ®)

  • Last Modified: 04/04/2014

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Changes to This Summary (04/04/2014)

The PDQ cancer information summaries are reviewed regularly and updated as new information becomes available. This section describes the latest changes made to this summary as of the date above.

Cancer Screening

Added text to state that there is an association between cancer diagnosis and suicide behavior in the first year after diagnosis; this association has been seen in both adults and young individuals (cited Lu et al. as reference 6 and Baade et al. as reference 7).

This summary is written and maintained by the PDQ Screening and Prevention Editorial Board, which is editorially independent of NCI. The summary reflects an independent review of the literature and does not represent a policy statement of NCI or NIH. More information about summary policies and the role of the PDQ Editorial Boards in maintaining the PDQ summaries can be found on the About This PDQ Summary and PDQ NCI's Comprehensive Cancer Database pages.