So Much Care It Hurts: Unneeded Scans, Therapy, Surgery Only Add to Patients’ Ills – Los Angeles Times via Kaiser Health News

Read article – Continued coverage of comments by Lisa Schwartz, professor of medicine, community and family medicine, and of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, about how overzealous screening for cancers of the thyroid, prostate, breast and skin, leads many older people to undergo treatments unlikely to extend their lives, but which can cause needless pain and suffering.

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