Cancer Experts: Widespread Screening, Overdiagnosis May Be Skewing Our Understanding Of Risk

Jan 3, 2018
Originally published on January 3, 2018 4:03 pm

Our risk factors for cancer, such as age, gender and family history, determine how often we get screened. But two widely regarded cancer experts are arguing that the more people get screened, the more cancers we find and treat — and that might not be a good thing.

Sharon Begley (@sxbegle) of our partners at STAT tells Here & Now‘s Meghna Chakrabarti why too much screening may be misleading us about the real risks of developing cancers.

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