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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of overdiagnose.


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  • Sometimes it is just easier to comply and pray you will not be the one with a false positive or "overdiagnosed".


  • It might be frequently misdiagnosed, but I wouldn't say it was "overdiagnosed".

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  • They add that many healthy women who attend screenings may have had benign conditions "overdiagnosed" by doctors and endured gruelling surgery, radiotherapy or chemotherapy.

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  • Boffins, in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, also disputed that many healthy women who may have had benign conditions might have been unnecessarily "overdiagnosed" by doctors.

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  • Earlier studies have indicated that up to half of men are "overdiagnosed," causing them to have invasive procedures and treatments they don't need and would be better off without. Top headlines

  • 'This would avoid problems due to treatment of "overdiagnosed" low-risk cancers, while preserving the lifesaving benefits of treating aggressive cancers that have been detected through PSA testing.'

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  • But according to Dr. Welch, during that decade between 4 and 20 of these women will be "overdiagnosed" and get radiation, chemotherapy or a mastectomy unnecessarily.

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  • And somewhere between 5 and 15 will be overdiagnosed and receive surgery, radiation and/or chemotherapy for a cancer that was never going to bother them.

    Insuring your health: Book argues against unnecessary medical intervention

  • Thus, an appropriately cautious attitude would indicate that ADHD may be overdiagnosed.

    Understanding ADHD -- Willingham

  • A study in last month's Journal of the National Cancer Institute said nearly one-quarter of breast tumors found by mammograms may be overdiagnosed.

    Cancers May Be Found, Treated Too Early


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