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9.01.09
ABC News
New Studies Show The Downside Of Cancer Screening
Recent years have seen a rise in encouragement for cancer screenings, but a number of studies have reminded physicians and their patients of the old saying about free lunches. ... That is, nothing good comes without a cost. According to the prostate cancer study's authors, between the years 1986 and 2005, 1 million "additional" men were diagnosed with prostate cancer. "Given the considerable time that has passed since PSA screening began, most of this excess incidence must represent overdiagnosis," concluded Dr. H. Gilbert Welch, professor of medicine and community and family medicine at Dartmouth Medical School and Dr. Peter C. Albertsen, chief and program director of the division of urology at the University of Connecticut Health Center.Read more...

 

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