Saturday, April 4, 2015

Screening > overdiagnosis > overtreatment > harm

There is no doubt in my mind that screening has, in general, been oversold, represented in some cases as a magic bullet that will save far more lives than it actually can. It’s been a relatively recent realization on the part of physicians that overdiagnosis is a real problem because it leads to overtreatment, which can cause harm. --David Gorski, oncologist
More physicians are now aware of the problem. But the general public must be informed for they're the ones who are harmed.

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