Screening for bladder cancer: U.S. preventive services task force recommendation statement - Abstract

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, Rockville, Maryland.


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Description: Update of the 2004 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation statement on screening for bladder cancer.

The USPSTF performed a targeted literature search for new evidence on the benefits and harms of screening, the accuracy of primary care-feasible screening tests, and the benefits and harms of treatment.

The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for bladder cancer in asymptomatic adults (I statement).

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Reference: Ann Intern Med. 2011 Aug 16;155(4):246-251.

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 21844550 Bladder Cancer Section