Does cancer screening saves lives?

By Robert Gorter, MD, PhD, et. al.

Robert Gorter, MD, PhD, is emeritus professor of the University of California San Francisco (UCSF)

The general held believe that screening the general population for early stages of cancer has multiple benefits and will decrease both the incidence and prevalence of cancer seems to be not true. And all discussions on academic levels ignore (on purpose?) the arguments pro and con the harm of medical radiation itself as a cause of cancer by itself.

It is (conservatively) estimated that 2% of all cancer diagnoses are caused by medical radiation from CT scans and X-rays.
Economic interests seem to hamper an honest discussion among medical doctors and Public Health Officials on the one hand and the hospitals and the medical equipment industry on the other hand…..  Read more

Does cancer screening saves lives?

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