letters | PANEL WEIGHS IN ON PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING
We see a doctor when we’re healthy precisely to stay that way
Dr. Michael K. Rees writes: The Globe reports the recommendation that “healthy men” should not undergo prostate cancer screening. If one is “healthy,” why go to the doctor at all? Here is a classic Catch-22: If you are healthy, you don’t need to see a doctor, but the only way to know that you are healthy is to see a doctor.