Tuesday, September 13, 2011

pap smear could be replaced by DNA tests, and yet....

Dr. Debbie Saslow, director of Breast and Gynecologic Cancer at the American Cancer Society, pap smears are not only intrusive and painful, but they're also an obsolete way of detecting cervical cancer. This test could be replaced by a DNA test, but American doctors refuse this new method. Saslow says the reason is that North American medicine is plagued with paternalism.
Doctors in Mumbai, India have already demonstrated the reasons to use DNA test in this diagnosis.
Where will Lebanon stand from all this? Will it keep following suit in American medicine-paternalism?

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