Subject: Oh! Whoops! Cancer-detection causes ... errr ... errm ... cancer ...
From: Veronica
Date: 4/2/14 1:50 pm
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(From Patrick)

... says the New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/31/opinion/we-are-giving-ourselves-cancer.html

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).

Vxxx
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.