Sometimes more screening is better, mainly when it involves colorectal cancer and colonoscopy. Well, better screening is better, anyway: a new study shows a strong correlation between a higher detection rate of polyps and a lower subsequent cancer rate.
The National Cancer Institute Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) program, the North American Association of
A constant theme in medicine over the past few years has been questioning whether routine screening for certain diseases is actually helpful. For the most part, the answer is surprising and counterintuitive no.