overdiagnosis


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overdiagnosis

(ō′vər-dī′əg-nō′sĭs)
n.
pl. overdiagno·ses (-sēz) Diagnosis of a disease or medical condition more frequently than it is actually present.

o′ver·di′ag·nose′ v.
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Early detection of self-limiting cancers results in overdiagnosis.
Also, two extra women would be treated for tumors that never would have become life-threatening -- that overdiagnosis problem.
In other words, if DCIS is present at age 40, it will be detected whenever screening starts (age 40, 45, or 50), and age of starting screening or the screening interval will not impact overdiagnosis or overtreatment.
In conclusion and in accordance with the three commenting authors, we want to emphasize that future research on medicalisation and overdiagnosis should start from a clear and well-developed definition of the subject under study.
What's more, most women don't find statements about breast cancer overdiagnosis and overtreatment to be "believable or persuasive," according to the new research by Rebekah H.
Implementation of the same mammography screening guidelines to all women with low-risk breast cancer have caused overdiagnosis (1%-10%), false negativity (0.
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Breast cancer tumor size, overdiagnosis, and mammography screening effectiveness.
3) Since then, discussion in professional circles has focused on topics of overdiagnosis, actual mortality reduction, reasons for mortality reduction and radiation exposure risk vs.
Overdiagnosis (the detection of cancers that may not have become apparent and/ or caused symptoms in a woman's lifetime) concerns some.
Despite increased detection, death rate from thyroid cancer has not decreased, which indicates overdiagnosis.
If the researchers also included a precancerous condition called ductal carcinoma in situ, the overdiagnosis rate would be closer to one in three cancers.