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Cancer Screening

Feb 1, 2001 Issue
Screening for Cancer: Evaluating the Evidence [Article]

Many patients expect to undergo screening tests for cancer. In evaluating screening procedures, physicians must take into account the known effects of lead time, length and screening biases, all of which can result in an overestimation of the benefits of screening. The gold standard by which a scree...


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