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Jerome P. Kassirer

Stemming the craze on CT scans

By Jerome P. Kassirer
February 8, 2008

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IN MEDICINE, not everything that makes sense is sensible. Because smoking predisposes to lung cancer, and because advanced lung cancer is incurable, it seems to make sense to screen all smokers for early cancers and treat them while they are treatable. And because coronary disease is common, it seems to make sense to screen middle-age people so some preventative measure ... (Full article: 808 words)

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