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Bladder Cancer in Adults, Screening, 2011

* Indicates an old grade definition

Recommendations: Bladder Cancer

  • Bladder Cancer: Screening -- All Adults
    Grade: I
    Specific Recommendations:

    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.

    Frequency of Service:

    No Frequency of Service information currently available.

    Risk Factor Information:

    This evidence update focused on the benefits and harms of screening for bladder cancer among people without symptoms, the accuracy of screening tests done in primary care settings, and the benefits and harms of treatment. The updated evidence review did not find any new high quality evidence to adequately determine the balance of benefits and harms of screening for bladder cancer. However, bladder cancer is a common cancer and can cause considerable health problems including death. Therefore, the USPSTF determined that the evidence was insufficient to provide a recommendation for or against bladder cancer screening. The USPSTF emphasizes the need for additional research in this area.

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