Early cancer screening isn’t always better

Kudos to Tara Parker-Pope, who writes a must-read article in today’s NY Times. It touches upon the misconceptions of screening, including false positives, lead-time bias, and harm of potential treatments.

The USPSTF was instrumental last week in casting a more skeptical eye towards prostate cancer screening.

Mainstream media outlets are following suit, and now are writing more critical articles on early cancer screening.