Rapid Review Quiz: Cancer Overdiagnosis

Elwyn C. Cabebe, MD


April 08, 2022

A study by Ryser and colleagues found that fewer breast cancers than previously thought — about 15% — detected during screening would not have caused symptoms in the patients' remaining lifetimes. This indicates that breast cancer overdiagnosis does occur but less often than estimated in the past, with some previous estimates as high as 54%.

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