Not everyone benefits from cancer screening, researchers say

08/19/2014 | Reuters · HealthDay News · MedPage Today (free registration)

Performing routine cancer screenings on patients near the end of their lives when they are unlikely to benefit from treatment can put them at risk of invasive and potentially harmful procedures, according to research published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers also found some screenings are inappropriate, such as cervical cancer tests for women who have undergone a hysterectomy.

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