'Artificial' thyroid cancer epidemic costing billions: research

Doctors around the world have been over-treating early stage thyroid cancer at the expense of patient health and government pockets, scientists from three Australian universities have discovered. The research, conducted by the Australian National University (ANU), Bond University and Sydney University, investigated rates of diagnosis of differentiated thyroid cancer – the most common kind, but one that does not usually progress to clinical cancer – in countries around the world. Their research involved investigating whether there had been an over-diagnosis or whether rates of thyroid cancer were truly increasing. In some countries, like South Korea, diagnoses of differentiated thyroid cancer…
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