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The ‘Incidentaloma’ Problem With Medical Scans
New York Times

It is delightful news that The New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof’s kidney mass, detected by a CT scan performed for another reason, turned out to be benign rather than a cancer, as he recently wrote in “A Scare, a Scar, a Silver Lining.” A malignancy was the runaway diagnosis, a concern that occasioned considerable anxiety and a painful operation yielding a six-inch scar.