SEEKING SICKNESS: MEDICAL SCREENING AND THE MISGUIDED HUNT FOR DISEASE

SEEKING SICKNESS: MEDICAL SCREENING AND THE MISGUIDED HUNT FOR DISEASE

By: Cassels, Alan

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Why wouldn't you want to be screened to see if you're at risk for cancer, h eart disease, or another potentially lethal condition? After all, better sa fe than sorry. Right? Not so fast, says Alan Cassels. His Seeking Sickness takes us inside the wo rld of medical screening, where well-meaning practitioners and a profit-mot ivated industry offer to save our lives by exploiting our fears. He writes that promoters of screening overpromise on its benefits and downplay its ha rms, which can range from the merely annoying to the life threatening. If y ou're facing a screening test for breast or prostate cancer, high cholester ol, or low testosterone, someone is about to turn you into a patient. You n eed to ask yourself one simple question: Am I ready for all the things that could go wrong? Editorial Reviews "Alan Cassels strips layers of expectation, hype, hargon, false-starts, and conflicts of interest off the medical screening mantra"-Nortin M. Handler, author of The Last Well Person "...With engaging clarity backed by academic rigour, Cassels discusses a va riety of popular investigational procedures... Seeking Sickness is an excel lent way to start the important process of self-education."- Quill and Quir e - From the Publisher.

Title: SEEKING SICKNESS: MEDICAL SCREENING AND THE MISGUIDED HUNT FOR DISEASE

Author Name: Cassels, Alan

Categories: General Science,

Publisher: Greystone Books: 2013

ISBN Number: 1771000325

ISBN Number 13: 9781771000321

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000044040