Peter Ubel, M.D. is a physician and behavioral scientist at Duke University, and the author of Critical Decisions: How You and Your Doctor Can Make the Right Medical Choices Together.
It wasn’t until yesterday that I saw it on KevinMD.com.
Please read his full post. But here’s how he sets it up:
“Why was this recommendation greeted with such malaise when the same panel’s earlier and similar conclusions about prostate cancer screening and breast cancer screening (in women less than 40 years old) created a tsunami of criticism?”
In our continuing efforts on this site to try to help improve the public dialogue about screening tests, Ubel’s post is important.
And, in our quest to improve what journalists write about screening issues, we hope to see better efforts than the one by the former editor of Prevention magazine, who advocated ovarian cancer screening despite the lack of evidence.