Cancer risk assessment: examining the family physician's role.

  title={Cancer risk assessment: examining the family physician's role.},
  author={Carl V Tyler and Clint W Snyder},
  journal={Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM},
  volume={19 5},
BACKGROUND Cancer risk assessment begins in the primary care clinician's office. Essential components of that process include: 1) documentation of personal and family cancer information; 2) identification of families at increased risk for cancer; 3) modification of cancer screening recommendations according to degree of risk; 4) referral of high-risk individuals to cancer genetics clinics. The purpose of this study was to examine these 4 components of primary care cancer risk assessment using… CONTINUE READING

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