Cancer Survivors

The prominence of cancer survivors is a factor in the public's strong interest in cancer screening. A number of people who appear to have been cured of cancer attribute their well-being to detection of their cancer by screening and resultant early treatment. Their testimony to the power of screening contributes to the public's perception that cancer screening is a responsibility. However, at least some of these people likely had either an easily treated benign-type cancer (category 2) or pseudodisease (category 3). Neither of these cancers requires earlier detection. Easily treated cancers are slower growing and can be treated as well after clinical detection as after screening detection. Pseudodisease cancers would never have caused important problems and thus do not need treatment at all. Because it is often difficult to distinguish these cancers at diagnosis from more malignant forms, people who do well after treatment tend to attribute their well-being to screening and early detection. Because many of these people choose to have high public visibility, this creates a bias in favor of the public's view that screening is highly effective in reducing mortality from cancer.

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