Should I Be Tested for Cancer?

Should I Be Tested for Cancer?

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Combining patient stories and data on common cancers, the author makes the case that testing healthy people for cancer is really a double-edged sword: tests may help, but some have little effect and are sometimes even harmful.THE PREVENTION MODEL The theory Sometime, take a look at the ownera#39;s manual of your car. Toward the back youa#39;ll find a chart for scheduled maintenancea€”telling you how often to have your oil changed, how often to replace spark plugs and ... Assess risk of Hepatitis C. Offer PSA (prostate specific antigen) testing, but counsel that we dona#39;t know if it helps people and we do know that some get hurt.

Title:Should I Be Tested for Cancer?
Author:H. Gilbert Welch
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 2004


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