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Seeking sickness : medical screening and the misguided hunt for disease

Author: Alan Cassels
Publisher: Vancouver : Greystone Books, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Seeing Sickness takes us inside the world of medical screening, where well-meaning practitioners and a profit-motivated industry offer to save our lives by exploiting our fears. Author Alan Cassels writes that promoters of screening overcompromise on its benefits and downplay its harms. If you're facing screening for breast or prostate cancer, high cholesterol, or low testosterone, someone is about to turn you into  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Cassels
ISBN: 9781771000321 1771000325
OCLC Number: 773022109
Description: xii, 177 p. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Alan Cassels ; foreword by H. Gilbert Welch.

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Seeing Sickness takes us inside the world of medical screening, where well-meaning practitioners and a profit-motivated industry offer to save our lives by exploiting our fears. Author Alan Cassels writes that promoters of screening overcompromise on its benefits and downplay its harms. If you're facing screening for breast or prostate cancer, high cholesterol, or low testosterone, someone is about to turn you into a patient. You need to ask yourself one question: Am I ready for all the things that could go wrong? [From back cover].

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"Alan Cassels strips layers of expectation, hype, hargon, false-starts, and conflicts of interest off the medical screening mantra"--Nortin M. Handler, author of The Last Well Person "...With Read more...

 
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