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(ABC)   Consumer Reports rates cancer screening tests like they do toasters. "Probe cold, uncomfortable. Would it kill you to warm the hands before going up there? Seriously"   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 8
    More: Interesting, Consumer Reports, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, testicular cancers, breast cancer screening, screening test  
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2013-01-31 09:26:29 AM  
Using the whole hand there, doc?
 
2013-01-31 09:27:51 AM  
...still no cure for consumerist?
 
2013-01-31 09:47:00 AM  
But only the cancer probes that aren't being sued by CBS
 
2013-01-31 09:47:43 AM  

kudayta: But only the cancer probes that aren't being sued by CBS


Oh wait that was CNET.

/need coffee
 
2013-01-31 10:15:13 AM  
Thought the headline was about having sex with Cylons.

Leaving disappointed.
 
2013-01-31 10:20:48 AM  

dustygrimp: Using the whole hand there, doc?


Moooooooon Riverrrr
 
2013-01-31 10:40:31 AM  
Another problem of our current system exposed.  Under fee for service models, more tests = more money.  So what if the tests aren't truly necessary because the patient isn't a risk yet.  They could be, so send the patient off to make more money for the doc.

Potentially the easiest way around that is to change things so that patients become consumers of healthcare, not users.
 
2013-01-31 08:52:36 PM  
Really wish people wouldn't post CR links. That paywall means most people can't even see it, and turns this into an advertisement.
 
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