Cancer overdiagnosis

Defined as the detection of asymptomatic cancers, often through screening efforts, which are either non-growing or so slow growing that they would never cause medical problems for the patient in the patient’s lifespan.

Estimated curtain 10-20% of radiologically detected lung cancers, Up to 50% of mammographically detected breast Cancers, and 40-60% of prostate cancers.

DCIS by some as an over diagnosis of cancer.

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