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Ethics, Transparency, and "The Good Cancer"

If someone were to compile a list of phrases guaranteed to bring an emotional reaction from thyroid cancer patients, at the top of the list would be, “The Good Cancer”.   1,102 more words

Thyroid Cancer

Why Many Patients are Angry about the NIFTP Reclassification - and why they may be Wrong

Soon after the announcement of a proposal to reclassify a type of thyroid cancer (noninvasive encapsulated follicular variant or EFVPTC) as a non-cancer, there were some angry reactions on the web from thyroid cancer patients.  861 more words

Thyroid Cancer

National Cancer Institute and JAMA Medical Journal Admit: “Oops… It Wasn’t Cancer After All”

After decades of wrongful cancer diagnoses and treatments, and millions harmed, the National Cancer Institute and high gravitas journals like JAMA (the Journal of the American Medical Association) finally admit they were wrong all along. 1,271 more words


PSA tests for prostate cancer are useful

Tests for prostate-specific antigen may not be perfect but in my case, results helped identify my prostate cancer. A sudden rise in my PSA levels was the first alarm to indicate that further testing was required. 488 more words


Younger children in a grade are more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD

A few weeks ago I was drawing attention to the fact that some children diagnosed with ADHD do not have attention deficits. Instead, a natural propensity for seeking more stimulation may have led to overdiagnosing and overmedicating these kids. 601 more words