2 Responses to “Guardian blog: Patients deserve the truth: health screening can do more harm than good”

  1. AP January 28, 2014 at 2:49 pm #

    Breast, prostate, demetia, bowel – why is cervical screening always avoided in these articles? It’s a huge screening program, yet gets little coverage.

  2. Kate January 30, 2014 at 4:24 pm #

    Yes – a hugely expensive screening program which causes a lot of harm for very little benefit. But the screening Nazis have done such a great job convincing the public how *important* this ridiculous testing is, anyone who dares question it’s legitimacy is ripped to pieces. Classic example of ‘the more unreliable a test is, the more people have faith in it.’
    Perhaps Dr. McCartney steered clear of the subject because she’s tired of getting attacked for daring to state, as she has done in the past, that the smear test ain’t all it’s cracked up to be?