Overdiagnosis of thyroid cancer is inevitable when many cases, especially low-risk cancers, are identified during necessary investigations for benign thyroid conditions, Australian researchers say. A Queensland study of more than 1,000 patients newly diagnosed with thyroid cancer between 2013 and 2016 found only 38% of patients had initially presented with symptoms such as a neck ...
Thyroid investigations lead to overdiagnosis of thyroid cancer
By Mardi Chapman
13 Feb 2019