“If there is a test but there’s problems with it, I often go over this with a patient and how to decide if it’s necessary.”
Add mammography to the list of cancer screenings where evidence has challenged “best practices.”
Recently Dr. Sanjay Gupta of CNN reported in EveryDay Health that while early cancer detection can save lives, recent studies raise new doubts about the benefits of screening without considering the risks as well.
So why are you delaying your colonoscopy again? Colonoscopy! Ugh! But…
Recently a Wall Street Journal article reported “The incidence of colon cancer, declining since the mid-1980s, plunged a further 30% last decade among Americans 50 and older as more people had colonoscopies…”