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Recently, the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) published an article about the overdiagnosis of thyroid cancer. The study, which was written by epidemiologists from the World Health Organization found striking evidence for the overdiagnosis of thyroid cancer in many developed countries around the world. 1,586 more words
The incidence of thyroid cancer worldwide has consistently been increasing in recent decades and may be attributable to the use of new diagnostic techniques coupled with increased medical surveillance and access to health care services, according to a perspective published in The New England Journal of Medicine. 340 more words
Over the past couple of weeks, print and television media have carried several stories about the overdiagnosis of thyroid cancer. These stories were precipitated by an article about thyroid cancer in the… 978 more words
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“I hope that the investigators are successful in their terminology reform efforts, I encourage them to include among their goals the search for a better understanding of why the specialty of pathology was unable to escape from its stubborn devotion to turning lesions with a low or poorly defined risk into cancer.
In case you missed the news, last week saw the launch of the smartest medical investigation tool in the world. Or, if not that, then at least last week’s biggest health claim in the world. 760 more words
An article made available prior to copy editing appeared very recently in the medical journal Thyroid. Entitled The Ethical Implications of the Reclassification of Non Invasive-Follicular Variant Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma… 444 more words