Screening: Helping or hurting?

“”Dr Vincent Gnanapragasam, who runs a watchful waiting programme at Addenbrokes hospital in Cambridge, tells me: “There was a study which took men with all kinds of prostate cancer and randomised them to having nothing done or radical surgery and at the end of 10 years there was actually no difference in the overall survival. Most importantly the men with low risk cancer had absolutely no evidence of benefit from radical treatment.””

 

Which medical tests are worth doing? – BBC News

There are lots of medical screening tests available and screening is big business. Michael Mosley asks which ones are useful.

Source: www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-33855895

 

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