We share a the report of an Update on Breast Cancer Guideline from the USA by MEDSCAPE.
We notice that the content of this report comes from a ‘Document reviewed September 22, 2020’ and the chart developed by the Centers forDisease Control and Prevention and published by the USA Preventive ServicesTask Force (USPSTF), shows the different guideline recommendations by various organisations U.S. Preventive Services Task Force; American Cancer Society; American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; International Agency for Research on Cancer; American College of Radiology; American College of Physicians; and American Academy of Family Physicians, therefore, we must be cautious in our reliance on this ‘update’. Reading different screening guidelines for one disease (Breast Cancer) by different medical organizations, in one country, probably working with data from similar / identical sources, may be at best confusing for busy clinicians trying to make decisions with often anxious patients / family. It would be helpful to have a consensus guideline to make the life of both practitioners and patients easier as they grapple with making informed decisions. Is it possible to have a consensus statement/ guideline?
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HIFA profile: Joseph Ana is the Lead Consultant and Trainer at the Africa Centre for Clinical Governance Research and Patient Safety in Calabar, Nigeria, established by HRI Global (former HRIWA). In 2015 he won the NMA Award of Excellence for establishing 12-Pillar Clinical Governance, Quality and Safety initiative in Nigeria. He has been the pioneer Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) National Committee on Clinical Governance and Research since 2012. He is also Chairman of the Quality & Performance subcommittee of the Technical Working Group for the implementation of the Nigeria Health Act. He is a pioneer Trustee-Director of the NMF (Nigerian Medical Forum) which took the BMJ to West Africa in 1995. He is particularly interested in strengthening health systems for quality and safety in LMICs. He has written Five books on the 12-Pillar Clinical Governance for LMICs, including a TOOLS for Implementation. He established the Department of Clinical Governance, Servicom & e-health in the Cross River State Ministry of Health, Nigeria in 2007. Website: www.hri-global.org. Joseph is a member of the HIFA Steering Group and the HIFA working group on Community Health Workers.
Website: www.hri-global.com Joseph is a member of the HIFA Steering Group and the HIFA working group on Community Health Workers.
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