I don't think over diagnosis is the problem. I think ineffective and primitive radical treatments, along with Drs. that promote those treatments, are the problem.
Although, I do think self diagnosis is an issue. The web is full of sites that describe the symptoms of this disease and that, resulting in people becoming terrified that they have some horrible disease.
In many, if not most cases, those symptoms fit many other conditions. Many of which aren't a big deal.
Nevertheless, I think people have a right to know these things. So I wouldn't advocate the restriction of the information, but I would like to see these sites publish all or several of the other possibilities.
Also, a lot of these "signs you may have cancer" (or whatever) links are just click bait. They get you to the site.... You buy products. They make a fortune.
Medicine Shows aren't in horse drawn wagons anymore. They're on the internet.
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