The changing face of screening for cancer. When is it better not to know

I came across this wonderful article in the NY Times. Check it out.

For too long, we have been taught by the medical establishment that early prevention equals cure. After years of examining the data, this is not always true, and in fact, too much screening has caused people to undergo sometimes horrible disfigurement in the face of fear, because of a disease we still do not fully understand. Check out this article by the NY Times.

Considering When It Might Be Best Not to Know About Cancer.


After decades in which cancer screening was promoted as an unmitigated good, as the best — perhaps only — way for people to protect themselves from the ravages of a frightening disease, a pronounced shift is under way. Read the entire article here