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Computerized Cancer Risk Assessment, version 1.0.

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Type: Public use risk-assessment program.
Computer: IBM or compatible with DOS 2.0 or higher.
Format: One 5¼-inch, single-sided floppy disk.
Documentation: Eight-page manual.
Publisher: HealthEast Communications., PO Box 689, Allentown, PA 18105: ; Comprehensive Community Cancer Center., 17th and Chew Streets, Allentown, PA 18102: .
Price: $395.00.


Ann Intern Med. 1988;109(1):87-88. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-109-1-87_5
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This easy-to-use and attractively packaged risk assessment program includes sample advertisements, radio announcements, patient pamphlets, and technical documentation. However, by current software standards the program is old (1985) and simplistic, and largely reproduces a written questionnaire and list of risk factors and symptoms for cancer of the lung, colon and rectum, urinary bladder, skin, mouth and throat, breast, cervix, endometrium, testes, and prostate.

The program can be installed on hard disk or floppy disk and started within 10 minutes by anyone who can turn on a computer and load DOS. The interview itself requires from 5 to 15 minutes and

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