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Should I Be Tested for Cancer?: Maybe Not and Here’s Why

Should I Be Tested for Cancer Maybe Not and Here s Why Getting tested to detect cancer early is one of the best ways to stay healthy or is it In this lively carefully researched book a nationally recognized expert on early cancer detection challenges on

  • Title: Should I Be Tested for Cancer?: Maybe Not and Here’s Why
  • Author: H. Gilbert Welch
  • ISBN: 9780520248366
  • Page: 486
  • Format: Paperback
  • Getting tested to detect cancer early is one of the best ways to stay healthy or is it In this lively, carefully researched book, a nationally recognized expert on early cancer detection challenges one of medicine s most widely accepted beliefs that the best defense against cancer is to always try to catch it early Read this book and you will think twice about common caGetting tested to detect cancer early is one of the best ways to stay healthy or is it In this lively, carefully researched book, a nationally recognized expert on early cancer detection challenges one of medicine s most widely accepted beliefs that the best defense against cancer is to always try to catch it early Read this book and you will think twice about common cancer screening tests such as total body scans, mammograms, and prostate specific antigen PSA tests.Combining patient stories and solid data on common cancers, Dr H Gilbert Welch makes the case that testing healthy people for cancer is really a double edged sword while these tests may help, they often have surprisingly little effect and are sometimes even harmful Bringing together a body of little known medical research in an engaging and accessible style, he discusses in detail the pitfalls of screening tests, showing how they can miss some cancers, how they can lead to invasive, unnecessary treatments, and how they can distract doctors from other important issues Welch s conclusions are powerful, counterintuitive, and disturbing the early detection of cancer does not always save lives, it can be hard to know who really has early cancer, and there are some cancers better left undiscovered.Should I Be Tested for Cancer is the only book to clearly and simply lay out the pros and cons of cancer testing for the general public It is indispensable reading for the millions of Americans who repeatedly face screening tests and who want to make better informed decisions about their own health care.

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    1 thought on “Should I Be Tested for Cancer?: Maybe Not and Here’s Why

    1. Although this book didn't give the total answer, it did tell you what to ask and what to think about. I was surprised by a lot of the statistics in this book, the number of women likely treated for no reason, and the small amount of deaths saved by some tests. Defintely pays to ask questions when Doctors want to send you for a test. The only reason i didn't give this 5 stars, is it would have been helpful to have some statistics in the appendix.

    2. Book was very informative in giving both sides of cancer testing. Challenged some of my beliefs. Recommended.

    3. Required reading for anyone who owns a body and goes to the doctor.This is the best discussion of I've seen on how statistics matter in medicine and how, unfortunately, not beingwilling to consider statistics causes us personal harm.

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