WSJ: What are the costs and benefits of early cancer screening?

Early cancer screening is causing a rise of unnecessarily aggresive treatments for non-serious abnormalities. But reducing early screening isn't much of an option either, with over half a million Americans dying from cancer annually, many from fast-developing cancers that spread quickly between screenings. At the National Cancer Institute, doctors are compiling new screening guidelines. They recommend swift development of new screening programs to find the deadliest cancers, registries to track lower-risk cancers and the removal of the term 'cancer' from slow-growing, precancerous tumors that are unlikely to progress and shouldn't be treated aggressively. News

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