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Researchers discuss overdiagnosis of thyroid cancer

from HealthDay News

From Sept. 4: The increasing incidence of small and indolent thyroid cancer and stable mortality rates suggest overdiagnosis, according to an analysis published online in BMJ. Noting that thyroid cancer is the most common endocrine malignancy and one of the fastest growing diagnoses, Juan P. Brito, MD, from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and colleagues discuss the impact of the introduction of neck ultrasonography into routine endocrinological practice in the 1980s and increased use of computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. more

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