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Overdiagnosis in Thyroid Cancer: The Case for Observation

24 Apr

Sorgente: Overdiagnosis in Thyroid Cancer: The Case for Observation

Sorgente: Overdiagnosis and screening for thyroid cancer in Korea – The Lancet

 

Soaring diagnoses in South Korea and elsewhere could be attributable to increased screening and could lead to unnecessary treatment. Sorgente: Study Points to Overdiagnosis of Thyroid Cancer – The New York Times

In the US, the rate of thyroid cancer has doubled since 1994, and research suggests this may be due to overdiagnosis than an actual increase in incidence. Sorgente: Study Points to Overdiagnosis of Thyroid Cancer

Acad Radiol. 2015 Aug;22(8):1024-9. doi: 10.1016/j.acra.2015.01.019. Epub 2015 Jun 19. Meta-Analysis; Review Sorgente: Overdiagnosis of thyroid cancer: answers to five key questions. – PubMed – NCBI

 

This Special Communication identifies and highlights articles published in 2014 that are most likely to influence medical overuse, organized into the categories of overdiagnosis, overtreatment, and methods to avoid overuse. Sorgente: JAMA Network | JAMA Internal Medicine | Update on Medical Practices That Should Be Questioned in 2015

 

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