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If Scans Can Early Detect Cancer Why R We Not Doing Them Often Enough?

Postby Elrod » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:23 am

Aside from the impracticality of scanning everyone, the actions that scanning would prompt are not entirely harmless.
For example, if a scan finds a bump on your kidney that finding will prompt another test (biopsy), which is more invasive, more expensive, and more risky.


False positives, false negatives and unnecessary medical interventions are why we do not do head to toe imaging for cancer screening.
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