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Topic of the Month May 2015

Cancer screenings – Useful, but not without risks

There are several early cancer screenings that are offered to people of a certain age. Or not. Many patients – or rather citizens – do not know that some examinations are paid for by health insurance companies. Often they are also not aware that screening methods may be associated with risks. We have talked with experts about which early cancer screening tests are currently available and how many lives are actually saved through these sieve tests.