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People often tell me we should not fund #lungcancerscreening because its just for #smokers and they do this to themselves... No surprise for anyone associated with #lungcancer who know all too well bias and #stigma faced by those who suffer from it. This is what I tell them...
While smoking remains an individual action, the majority of smokers are hooked at a young age, often before age 18 (in Alberta, the avg age is 16). As one of the most addictive substances around, the argument that smoking is a simple informed choice made by adults is not valid.
Society must share the responsibility for their addiction & consequence from a legal product heavily marketed to population and easily accessed by youth despite regulations.
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The new campaign by the @MarieKeating is well-meaning, but has significant potential to cause greater harm than good. This thread is not to undermine the fact that #prostate cancer is a serious healthcare problem, for men and the healthcare system, nor is it meant...

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to in any way undermine the wonderful patient advocates who have struggled with the healthcare system. But, it is concerning that factually inaccurate and potentially harmful information has been released and propagated by media outlets.
Prostate cancer screening is not a State-endorsed #screening programme, due to insufficient evidence about its effectiveness. There are only three screening tests for cancer, with sufficient evidence to have a population-based screening programme:
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Closing the loop on #Diagnostics #Tweetorial with example #AppleWatch #AFib #Screening. From a company website: "Atrial fibrillation is a silent killer. The heart arrhythmia causes more life-threatening strokes than any other chronic condition, and will affect 1 in 4 of us."
"But the sad fact is that atrial fibrillation often goes unnoticed: It is estimated that 40% of those who experience the heart condition are completely unaware of it."
Using #AppleWatch technology and #DeepLearning #AI #ML, a device algorithm can reportedly detect atrial fibrillation with high accuracy (c-statistic 93%).
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#Tweetorial on #Diagnostics and #Screening interpretation.
An otherwise healthy 40 year old woman comes to you after reading on the internet about a terrible disease that one in a thousand women get, and a highly accurate test that can save her life.
The test is over 99% accurate in people with the disease. For those without disease, the test is only wrong 5% of the time.

You order this test and it comes back positive. The woman anxiously asks you, do I have the disease? What is the chance this woman has the disease?
Assuming they weren't immediately fooled by the "test is only wrong 5 % of the time," most I've asked correctly recognize the stats provided are Sensitivity = 99% and Specificity = 95%, and that the objective is to determine the Positive Predictive Value.
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#thread abt my feels re: #105keefer
my heart is overflowing with joy! + I'm still very overwhelmed by this week's happenings πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—
this week was a busy DPB sandwich πŸ” - DPB last Mon, @PaintItRedDoc #screening ytd, & DPB #vote today
lol we got branded as #disrespectful & #divisive as usual, so I'm happy we were able to uphold tenets of #democracy. #105keefer #vanpoli
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