... says the New York Times:
Of course, early diagnosis thanks to medical
imaging can be lifesaving.
Is, of course, utter crap. If you have cancer, then you've had it
for eight years before it is detectable (*) by means of these
machines. Ergo ... these machines will invariably just make the
situation worse. (Including Breast Screening!)
(* By counting the cancer cells 'today', it is possible to
back-calculate the start ... as 8 years previously).
PS One of the reasons I'm sure I'm off any GP's list ... is because
I used to get letters offering me Breast Screening. I think
they got a bit upset when I wrote back asking them how many
people, per year, they had killed.