1. Screening cannot give you a ‘yes’ or a ‘no’ answer.
2. Screening has costs.
3. Screening should not be for everyone.
4. We should not screen for all diseases.
5. We should only screen those most likely to benefit.
6. Screening tests are not diagnostic tests.
So next time you hear calls from celebrities and campaigners for more screening and discussions that only focus on its benefits, remember that:
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