The document “Choosing Wisely — Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question,” updated in February 2022, advises against cancer screening for adults with a life expectancy of less than 10 years. It argues that the potential harms of screening likely outweigh the benefits for these patients due to the immediate risks of screening and the delayed emergence of benefits. The update reaffirms the original recommendation after reviewing recent literature and stresses the importance of individualized patient care and informed decision-making, considering both the potential benefits and harms of cancer screening.


Clinical Practice, Hospital-based Medicine

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