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Stemming the overemphasis on screening tests
 

Stemming the overemphasis on screening tests

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A cancer diagnosis sometimes drives patients to engage in any life saving or seemingly preventive measures. What is not often shared is the evidence that suggests that patients do not benefit from routine testing as such.
 
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24 Dec 2016 - General
 
It is very true that over diagnosis is misguiding in some cases. Generating too many false positives and negatives screening tests can create anxiety due to over use of testing. There should be a standard screening to test the individual disease cond...
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Overdiagnosing diseases that were never going to prevail in the first place or cause any problems has become a major topic of discussion in many screening programmes. Although the marketing sounds good – to enable patients to detect diseases early, w...
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