Example sentences for: overdiagnosis

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  • Importantly the estimated TPR for mammography is not likely to be affected by overdiagnosis, which means that some screening-detected cancers would never have caused medical problems during the patient's life [ 11 ] . This would make the biomarker appear more promising than actually the case.

  • To avoid different rates of overdiagnosis between comparison groups, PSE compares population cancer mortality rates in two hypothetical scenarios involving full compliance: Scenario , periodic screening from age a until age b and Scenario , no periodic screening from age a to age b -1 followed by screening at age b . Scenario involves either detection on the first screen at age a or detection in the interval or on subsequent screens to age b . Scenario involves either detection in the absence of screening from ages a to b - 1 or detection on a first screen at age b.

  • 2. To avoid overdiagnosis bias, cases should be diagnosed as a result of symptoms rather than on screening

  • Length-bias and overdiagnosis bias are avoided because the comparison is between randomized groups not between screen-detected and clinically detected cancer cases.

  • If the prostate cancer cases were detected as the result of screening, say with ultrasound, the TPR could be artificially elevated if there were overdiagnosis, as previously discussed.

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