Scoping Out the Controversy on Colonoscopies — Is Somebody Exaggerating the Need?

Commentary by three physicians in the medical journal Annals of Internal Medicine is raising questions on what the American Cancer Society (ACS) is trying to accomplish by suggesting colon cancer screenings begin at age 45, rather than 50. According to Forbes, it boils down to three issues: Exaggerated risk Unproven benefits Lead time bias In other words, the physicians questioning the new guidelines say colonoscopy proponents may be exaggerating the relative...

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