Published in Cancer Weekly, January 11th, 2005
"I thought, well, if they offer these tests, I'll take them, free and all," said the 75-year-old retiree from suburban Detroit.
But those free tests wound up costing a lot. By the time it was over, he had had more blood tests, a biopsy of his prostate, and a colonoscopy, thousands of dollars of additional work, just to prove that he didn't have cancer after all.
Screening tests that turn out to be false alarms can cost people a lot more than lost sleep. A new study found that people spent an...
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