When a CT scan picks up a small benign tumor

When a CT scan picks up an abnormality by chance this may lead to more and more expensive tests when the initial finding was innocuous.  Amazing how the motive for profit gets distorted.  The problem is in reporting to the patient that a normally occurring lesion requires further investigation.  Small benign tumors which pose a 1 in 100 they will actually spread and pose a health threat are nuked out of existence.  What modern medicine is doing now is treating 100 patients with small benign tumors because 1 of the 100 will develop a metastatic deadly malignancy.  [The Wall Street Journal Aug 29, 2016]  Modern medicine often brags about its cancer cure rate, but most of the treated patients never had cancer that was worth treating.

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