A 42-year-old member asked:
i need your expertise, is breast and colon cancer happening more now a days?
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Dr. Joshua Garren answered
23 years experience Radiation Oncology
No: Both of those cancers have screening tests for them. So because of the screeening tests, we are catching more of them, but there is no evidence that either one is actually happening more often. Probably we are just catching small cancers that might never have caused a problem if we had just left them alone. See the study showing mammography causes diministed survival as an example.
Answered on Feb 20, 2015
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