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Flashcards in PSA and Screening Deck (5)
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1

2 main purposes of screening

Identifying those with a higher risk of the condition
Treating the target condition early to improve outcomes

2

Validity vs reliability

Validity: test does what we are expecting it to do
Reliability: test provides consistent results with no random error

3

4 most common cancers

Prostate
Breast
Lung
Colorectal

4

Lead time bias

You get diagnosed early so it seems like you live longer, but really you die at the same time as if you had not been screened

5

Length bias

Those with slower growing tumors are more likely to be detected at screening