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Fixin' Healthcare

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Early Diagnosis and Secondary Prevention

Early diagnosis and secondary prevention can lead to a lot of good but they can also lead to problems. This article presents an overview of the situation with attention to mammograms and PSA. False positives and over-diagnosis are among the pit falls. Psychological stress and mental anguish are prominent concerns. Dr. Welch puts it very well: "When it comes to breast and prostate cancer screening, there are no right answers, just trade-offs."  


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