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  • v. Present participle of overscreen.


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  • The fear is that this sort of hyper-awareness will lead to an overscreening of the aging male population, either because patients demand it or because doctors feel they must cover all their bases in this litigious age.

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  • Another issue is overscreening – testing people who won't benefit, or testing too often.

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  • In other cases expansion through new construction has resulted in overscreening certain neighborhoods, reducing revenue from individual screens and threatening local independent theatres with extinction.

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  • "You end up overscreening, overmanaging and overtreating women who are not actually at risk of getting cervical cancer."

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  • That he thinks "overscreening of travelers leads to a less effective system," is a lot more important than whether Nader thinks so.

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  • Some of us were overscreening and overtreating because of unknowns.

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  • But there is mounting evidence that overscreening in the general population can lead to anxiety-provoking false positives a diagnosis of cancer when there is none and even unnecessary surgery.

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  • But some experts say the risks of overscreening outweigh the benefits.

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  • CHICAGO, IL, Nov. 24, 2009 - The series of recent articles on mammography which report the harm done by overscreening, written by New York Times columnist Gina Kolata, as well as in other newspapers, have made no reference to the critical role of the American Cancer S.ciety, warns S.muel S. Epstein, M.D., chairman of the Cancer Prevention Coalition.

  • regular mammograms at age 50 and every two years after that and said there was overscreening of breast cancer, the panel didn't quite foresee the storm of reaction against their recommendations, especially by women who had believed for years that early detection equals a cure or prevention.

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