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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


Why I'm over "Overdiagnosis"



Once again, a journal article claiming extremely high rates of breast cancer overdiagnosis (“up to 48%”) makes big news.


Here’s the problem: it’s a retrospective cohort study which calculated an overdiagnosis % based on a truly bizarre endpoint: the total number of “advanced” versus “non-advanced” breast cancers. 406 more words


Coup de Grâce

After spending a gorgeous star-studded night in an enchanted treehouse surrounded by giant redwoods, making love one last time, they awaken to stray beams of early morning sunlight that have managed to penetrate the dark coolness of the thick forest. 1,955 more words

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