Doctors Keep Quiet About Cancer Screening Dangers: Study
Doctors seldom tell patients about the possible harms of getting screened for cancer, a new study shows.
During any screening test, there is a chance of so-called
overdiagnosis - finding something that looks like cancer but isn't, or a
cancer that's so small and slow-growing it would never cause a
In those cases, patients may get biopsies, surgeries, radiation and
drugs that won't bring them any benefit, but could come with side
effects, known as overtreatment.