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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of overdiagnose.

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Examples

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

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

    Savage autism.

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.

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  • '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

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