New cancer study weighs in on screenings

January 30, 2013 5:27:49 AM PST
A new health study reports that unnecessary cancer screenings can do more harm than help.

In addition, unneeded testing and intervention could create anxiety for patients.

Of the eleven procedures evaluated, only 3 were recommended: Cervical cancer, colon cancer and breast cancer screenings.

Patients should check with their doctor on the cancer screening tests they should get, and the ones to avoid.