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Shannon Brownlee on the Pros and Cons of Early Cancer Screening

Shannon Brownlee, acting director of the Health Policy Program at the New America Foundation, discusses why early detection of prostate cancer may not always be beneficial and why men need to consider several factors when deciding whether to get tested -- and treated -- for the disease. Brownlee's October 2011 New York Times Magazine article with Jeanne Lenzer explores this issue in more detail: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/09/magazine/can-cancer-ever-be-ignored.html Learn more about New America's health policy work at http://health.newamerica.net
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