THYROID CANCER: The thyroid cancer epidemic — overdiagnosis or a real increase?

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Abstract

The global thyroid cancer epidemic over the past few decades in high-income countries has largely been related to improved diagnosis of the disease. A new analysis of thyroid cancer incidence and mortality trends over the period 1974-2013 in the USA confirms not only the well-known rise in incidence but also a recent increase in mortality from the disease.

Refers to Lim, H. et al. Trends in thyroid cancer incidence and mortality in the United States, 1974-2013. JAMA 317, 1338-1348 (2017)

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