Cancer screening. Knowledge, recommendations, and practices of physicians.

  title={Cancer screening. Knowledge, recommendations, and practices of physicians.},
  author={David V. Schapira and Rubens J. Pamies and Nagi B Kumar and Arthur H Herold and Daniel J van Durme and Lianne J. Woodward and Richard G. Roetzheim},
  volume={71 3},
BACKGROUND Americans visit their primary care physicians several times a year. These visits provide physicians with many opportunities to reduce cancer risk in their patients by recommending periodic cancer screening. There is evidence of noncompliance among primary care physicians and their patients with regard to periodic cancer screening. Barriers to screening may be perceived by physicians and patients. RESULTS The authors found that when physicians recommended cancer screening tests, the… CONTINUE READING