The benefits of screening have been oversold, and the harms glossed over.
The basis of cancer screening programs is to find cancers before they cause symptoms in the belief that this will always change the outcome for the better.
But, we are also learning that is not necessarily the case.
This week I wrote a piece on cancer screening which was published on a number of Australian news websites .
Read it at PerthNow.com.au
Medical Doctor, author, speaker, media presenter and health industry consultant, Dr Joe Kosterich wants you to be healthy and get the most out of life.
Joe writes for numerous medical and mainstream publications, is clinical editor at Medical Forum Magazine, and is also a regular on radio and television. He is often called to give opinions in medico legal cases and is an advisor to Reed Medical Conferences.
Joe is Medical Advisor to Medicinal Cannabis Company Little Green Pharma, Chairman of Australian Tobacco Harm Reduction Association and sits on the board of Arthritis and Osteoporosis WA.