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Breast cancer screening - why do physicians continue to ignore national guidelines?'

When research shows breast cancer screening participants are more likely to experience more harms than benefits, why do physicians continue to ignore national guidelines and recommend screening mammography? 52 more words


The ADHD Controversy.

ADHD was already a controversial diagnosis; are Jerome Kagan’s recent criticisms of it warranted?

Is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) a legitimate diagnosis or is it mostly a fraud? 2,628 more words


New Qualitative Study on Clinicians' Views about Papillary Microcarcinoma: What's in a Name?

A new qualitative study was published in Thyroid exploring the views of clinicians in Australia regarding papillary thyroid microcarcinoma.  The lead author of the article is… 462 more words

Thyroid Cancer Overdiagnosis

College of American Pathologists Discourages Informing Most Non-Invasive EFVPTC Patients about NIFTP Reclassification

An article published recently in Cap Today Online, a publication of the College of American Pathologists, has opined that most patients who have already been treated for the type of thyroid cancer (noninvasive encapsulated follicular variant) need not be informed that their “cancer” has been reclassified. 246 more words


Dartmouth's Louise Davies Publishes Study on Thyroid Cancer Patients who are Self-Described as "Overdiagnosed"

Dr. Louise Davies, a Professor of Medicine at Dartmouth College and the Chief of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery  at the VA Hospital in White River Junction, Vermont, 153 more words

Thyroid Cancer Overdiagnosis

Overdiagnosis and Overtreatment in Cancer

An Opportunity for Improvement

Laura J. Esserman , MD, MBA1; Ian M. Thompson Jr, MD2; Brian Reid, MD, PhD3

Over the past 30 years, awareness and screening have led to an emphasis on early diagnosis of cancer. 149 more words

Effect of population breast screening on breast cancer mortality up to 2005 in England and Wales

Johns, L.E. et al. (2017) British Journal of Cancer. 116. pp. 246–252.

Background: Population breast screening has been implemented in the UK for over 25 years, but the size of benefit attributable to such programmes remains controversial. 63 more words