Although I original read this story in a local news paper I was unable to find a corresponding link. Hence you get this one that reeks of government run health care. The story is about the American Cancer Society all of the sudden determining doctors may be over screening for breast and prostate cancers. From the story:
“We don’t want people to panic,” said Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer of the cancer society. “But … the advantages to screening have been exaggerated.”
The cancer society does not advocate prostate-cancer screening for all men.
And many researchers point out that the PSA-screening test for prostate cancer has not been shown to prevent cancer deaths.
I guess I wouldn’t think too much about this if it wasn’t for the fact the health care bill is being ramrodded through. It seems a little too convenient that a operating is all of the sudden deemed over done when the government may soon be footing the bill for a lot of these operations. Maybe I’m just a little too cynical but it seems this would be an easy way for the government to save itself some money.