Mammograms: For 1 life saved, 3 women overtreated
But that screening comes with a cost: The review found that for every life saved, roughly three other women were overdiagnosed, meaning they were unnecessarily treated for a cancer that would never have threatened their lives.
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“I Am No One Else”
Since: Apr 12
#1 Nov 1, 2012
I'm sorry, but would you rather be diagnosed with cancer and not have it, or undiagnosed with it and have it?
Right now there is no such thing as a perfect diagnosis, erring on the side of caution is the way our species survived and made it this far, and at least one truly treatable and deadly ailment is over diagnosed.
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