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Some Cancer Experts See 'Overdiagnosis,' Question Emphasis on Early Detection

Debate Among Doctors Looks at Whether Zealous Screening Leads to Overtreatment

By Melinda Beck

The Wall Street Journal

 

Early detection has long been seen as a powerful weapon in the battle against cancer. 2,473 more words

Fan Mail

I’m in Coach E on a Virgin train, somewhere in Middle England, on my way home. Nearly everybody (including the five-year-old opposite ) is, like me, plugged into an electronic device. 466 more words

The Global Problem With Overdiagnosis and Overtreatment

It’s a public health conundrum: Current screening guidelines lead to an overdiagnosis of diseases like cancer, which results in overtreatment for ailments that might never seriously impact a person’s health. 567 more words

Rattling My Cage

Today it became clear that I am not entirely over it. I don’t need to talk about it all the time; neither do I mind at all talking about it when it’s appropriate. 626 more words

Prostate cancer: why screening PSA blood tests are dangerous

Released by NPS MedicineWise today, I host six short videos that discuss why doctors should think twice before ordering the blood test (PSA) that screens for prostate cancer. 39 more words

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Overdiagnosis poses significant threat to human health

” a third of people diagnosed with asthma may not have the condition; a systematic review suggests up to one in three breast cancers detected through screenings may be overdiagnosed; and some researchers argue osteoporosis treatments may do more harm than good for women at very low risk of future fracture “ 541 more words

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