Many doctors fail to understand the math of cancer prevention

A further contribution towards the early screening debate, and how many doctors tend to over-prescribe screening. Our family doctor is an exception as she discusses whether screening is necessary or appropriate, rather than just opting for the default position. Quote:

Seduced by a simple but misleading truth, most physicians embrace cancer screening tests without comprehending what makes such tests harmful or beneficial. When it comes to understanding the math of cancer prevention, too many physicians are no smarter than fifth graders.

Many doctors fail to understand the math of cancer prevention.

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