A pause for thought on lung cancer screening

Stanbrook, Matthew B.; Flegel, Ken
April 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/14/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 8, p793
Academic Journal
The authors reflect on the disadvantages of computed tomography (CT)-based screening for lung cancer. They state how such tool leads to overdiagnosis and overtreatment for some cancer patients and a tendency to several biases described for the findings of clinical study. They suggest that clinicians should base their decisions to the preferences of patients when preferring to offer CT screening for the diagnosis of lung cancer.


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