"YONKERS, N.Y., Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In its March issue, Consumer Reports shines a light on oversold cancer screenings that might confuse rather than clarify. The report evaluates eleven cancer screenings, finding that eight should be avoided.
The report, available online at www.ConsumerReports.org and wherever magazines are sold, notes that the Ratings are for people who are not at high risk and without signs or symptoms of cancer
Screening tests for cervical, colon, and breast cancers are the most effective tests available, according to Consumer Reports’ first Ratings of cancer-screening tests. But most people shouldn’t waste their time on screenings for bladder, lung, oral, ovarian, prostate, pancreatic, skin, and testicular cancers. The Ratings are based mainly on evidence-based reviews from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent group supported by the Department of Health and Human Services."
Oversold? And given that cancer is now the leading form of death, and that treatments are increasingly targeted to cancer causing mutations that can be detected earlier, who is not at risk? Should we wait until Obamacare autocrats determine what tests should be paid for? Will people actually pay Consumer Reports to peddle medical malpractice?