Misconceptions about screening

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Short Description:

Screening should not be for everyone or all diseases. It should only be offered when it is likely to do good than harm.

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There’s a huge amount of discussion about screening programmes from celebrities, campaigners and emotive media case studies. Unfortunately, a lot of this discussion is filled with misconceptions, misinformation and unrealistic expectations of what screening programmes are and what they can deliver. This has real lasting implications for patients and healthcare professionals.