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Seeking Sickness - Medical Screening and the Misguided Hunt for Disease (Electronic book text)
Seeking Sickness - Medical Screening and the Misguided Hunt for Disease (Electronic book text): Alan Cassels

Seeking Sickness - Medical Screening and the Misguided Hunt for Disease (Electronic book text)

Alan Cassels

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Why wouldn't you want to be screened to see if you're at risk for cancer, heart disease, or another potentially lethal condition? After all, better safe than sorry. Right?

Not so fast, says Alan Cassels. His "Seeking Sickness" takes us inside the world of medical screening, where well-meaning practitioners and a profit-motivated industry offer to save our lives by exploiting our fears. He writes that promoters of screening overpromise on its benefits and downplay its harms, which can range from the merely annoying to the life threatening. If you're facing a screening test for breast or prostate cancer, high cholesterol, or low testosterone, someone is about to turn you into a patient. You need to ask yourself one simple question: "Am I ready for all the things that could go wrong?"

General

Imprint: Greystone Books
Country of origin: United States
Release date: April 2012
Authors: Alan Cassels
Format: Electronic book text
Pages: 176
ISBN-13: 978-1-77100-033-8
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Medicine > General issues
Books > Medicine > Clinical & internal medicine
Books > Health, Home & Family > Family & health
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues
Books > Medicine > General issues > Health systems & services
Books > Medicine > Clinical & internal medicine > Medical diagnosis
Books > Health, Home & Family > Family & health > Popular medicine
Books > Health, Home & Family > Family & health > Coping with personal problems
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Illness & addiction: social aspects
Books > Medicine > General issues > Health systems & services > General
Books > Medicine > Clinical & internal medicine > Medical diagnosis > General
Books > Health, Home & Family > Family & health > Popular medicine > General
Books > Health, Home & Family > Family & health > Coping with personal problems > Coping with illness
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Illness & addiction: social aspects > General
LSN: 1-77100-033-3
Barcode: 9781771000338

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