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Can Screening for Cancer Be Useful?

Lecture no. 23 from the course: What Science Knows about Cancer

Can Screening for Cancer Be Useful?

Taught by Professor David Sadava | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Health,Fitness & Nutrition Courses

Why are monthly breast self-examinations no longer recommended in some countries? Do PSA screenings for prostate cancer have any impact on survival rates for men with the disease? Examine the science of screening and the success rates of current screening methods for cancers of the breast, cervix, colon, and prostate, and consider whether getting screened is worthwhile given the risks and costs associated with each.

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