Medical and Scientific: Doctors overkill cancer scrutiny

28 Jan 2020 - Medical and Scientific

About 11,000 cancers in women and 18,000 in men are being over-diagnosed in Australia each year, subjecting people to unnecessary surgery and chemotherapy that can make them sterile and very ill. These people would never have experienced symptoms or harm had the cancer remained undetected and untreated, new research from Bond University has found. This amounts to about 18 per cent of cancer diagnoses in women and about 24 per cent in men. The study is published in the Medical Journal of Australia.

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