Tag: overdiagnosis

Are one in three breast cancers really overdiagnosed and overtreated?

Screening for disease is a real pain. I was reminded of this by the publication of a study in BMJ the very day of the Science-Based Medicine Conference a week and a half ago. Unfortunately, between The Amaz!ng Meeting and other activities, I was too busy to give this study the attention it deserved last Monday. Given the media coverage of the...

/ July 20, 2009

PSA – To Screen or Not to Screen

Is the prostate specific antigen (PSA) test worth taking? It's, like, really complicated.

/ April 7, 2009