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Overdiagnosis and Overtreatment in Cancer

An Opportunity for Improvement

Laura J. Esserman , MD, MBA1; Ian M. Thompson Jr, MD2; Brian Reid, MD, PhD3

Over the past 30 years, awareness and screening have led to an emphasis on early diagnosis of cancer. 149 more words

Effect of population breast screening on breast cancer mortality up to 2005 in England and Wales

Johns, L.E. et al. (2017) British Journal of Cancer. 116. pp. 246–252.

Background: Population breast screening has been implemented in the UK for over 25 years, but the size of benefit attributable to such programmes remains controversial. 63 more words


Why I'm over "Overdiagnosis"



Once again, a journal article claiming extremely high rates of breast cancer overdiagnosis (“up to 48%”) makes big news.


Here’s the problem: it’s a retrospective cohort study which calculated an overdiagnosis % based on a truly bizarre endpoint: the total number of “advanced” versus “non-advanced” breast cancers. 406 more words


Coup de Grâce

After spending a gorgeous star-studded night in an enchanted treehouse surrounded by giant redwoods, making love one last time, they awaken to stray beams of early morning sunlight that have managed to penetrate the dark coolness of the thick forest. 1,955 more words

Short Stories

WOAE011 Medical overdiagnosis, Jack O'Sullivan, Oxford

Jack O’Sullivan is a medical doctor who researches overdiagnosis. He explains concerns about unnecessary tests detecting cancers which might never develop into serious health problems for individuals in their lifetimes. 42 more words

Wide Open Air Exchange

How your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is at Risk for Fraud and Abuse: What you need to know about the "PHP-Blueprint" and "New Paradigm"

Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs)

Employee assistance programs (EAPs) evolved from the “industrial” or “occupational” alcohol programs (OAPs) of the 1940s that were developed by companies to address alcohol abuse and its impact on the workplace. 2,942 more words

"Physician Health"

THYCA INC and the "Myth" of Overdiagnosis

The foremost patient advocacy organization for thyroid cancer in the United States is THYCA INC.  According to its web site, THYCA was founded in 1998, by a group of thyroid cancer survivors and has a mailing address in New York City.  971 more words

Thyroid Cancer Overdiagnosis