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Ian Hay Addresses "Overdiagnosis" of Thyroid Cancer at the ATA Meeting

Dr. Ian Hay, a renowned expert on thyroid cancer from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, gave a talk entitled “Changing Attitudes to the Most Common Endocrine Malignancy, T1 PTC” in one of the opening sessions of the… 240 more words

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Education about Overdiagnosis is Preferable to Claiming it Doesn't Exist

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

Thyroid Cancer Overdiagnosis

Overdiagnosis accounts for increased thyroid cancer incidence

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


Thyca Denies the Existence of "Overdiagnosis" in a Public Statement

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

Thyroid Cancer Overdiagnosis

The Antidote to Overdiagnosis - Is it Oversight?

“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.

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Diagnostic health apps: coming soon to your smart phone.

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

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