Here’s a thoughtful paper that helps to explain misunderstandings and attitudes towards overdiagnosis – and why ‘we do not hear people complaining about having endured radiation, chemotherapy and a lumpectomy. What we hear instead is “Thank goodness I had a mammogram and caught it early”’:
The New England Journal of Medicine.
Medicine and Society.
Invisible Risks, Emotional Choices — Mammography
and Medical Decision Making
Lisa Rosenbaum, M.D.
n engl j med 371;16 nejm.org october 16, 2014 1549