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[The Boston Globe] Questions to Ask Before a Cancer Screening Test

Any cancer screening offers the benefits of early detection on one side versus the risks of overtreatment on the other. Patients need to be educated on the pros and cons of any type of screening, and should make the decision along with their doctor. Dr. Michael Barry, president of the Boston-based Informed Medical Decisions Foundation, recommends asking the following questions:
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