Cancer screening and overdiagnosis

Oncologists use Will Rogers phenomenon to explain 'stage migration'

When screening for cancer and cardiovascular disease, it can be difficult to determine at what point the degree of benefit warrants the extra risks and costs involved.

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William Penn Adair ‘Will' Rogers (1879-1935) was a well-known American cowboy, humourist and social commentator of the 1920s and 1930s. Think David Letterman with singing and dancing thrown in because it was the vaudeville era.

During the ‘dustbowl' years of the Great Depression so vividly portrayed by John Steinbeck (The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice