A critical overview of screening for cancer

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Abstract

Screening diers from the treatment of cancer in fundamental ways. While screening for some types of cancer clearly causes more good than harm, at a reasonable cost, screening can also harm healthy individuals, people that would not have been aected by the disease in the absence of screening. A balanced, evidence-based view is required, which is complex, as screening data are subject to a range of inherent biases which may make interpretation of benets and harms dicult.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSurgical Oncology : Theory and Multidisciplinary Practice
Number of pages10
Place of PublicationUK
PublisherCRC Press
Publication date2016
Edition2
Pages33-42
Chapter4
ISBN (Print)9781498715980
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

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