Is thyroid cancer over-diagnosed in Switzerland?


In Switzerland, thyroid cancer is increasingly often diagnosed and surgically removed. According to a study conducted by the Department of General Internal Medicine of Inselspital Bern, the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (IUMSP) of the University of Lausanne and the Bern Institute of General Practice and Family Medicine (BIHAM), University of Bern, a major part of all thyroid cancer cases seems to be over-diagnosed and over-treated.

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See the online article (open access) "Overdiagnosis and overtreatment of thyroid cancer: A population-based temporal trend study"

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