Cancer gets a new definition

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Cancer gets a new definition
Sun, 08-04-2013 - 11:53am

According to iVillage Health, Cancer is getting a new definition because the old one was scaring people. "A panel of experts commissioned by the U.S. National Cancer Institute says that the word "cancer" may need to be redefined to prevent overdiagnosis and overtreatment of conditions that are often not lethal.

Writing in the July 29 online edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association, the experts say that widespread cancer screening programs turn up too many growths that would not progress to a lethal stage and are considered "indolent." READ MORE

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