Secular trends in thyroid cancer : Indirect evidence of overdiagnosis and overtreatment? [Poster]

TitreSecular trends in thyroid cancer : Indirect evidence of overdiagnosis and overtreatment? [Poster]
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsJegerlehner, S, Bulliard, J-L, Aujesky, D, Rodondi, N, Germann, S, Konzelmann, I, Chiolero, A, NICER Working Group
Conference NameAnnual meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine, May 11-14, Hollywood FL, USA, 2016
Date Published2016
Abstract

In several countries, the incidence of thyroid cancer has increased, potenJally reflecJng the growing detecJon of clinically indolent cancer forms (overdiagnosis). This increase may have fuelled an increase in potenJally unnecessary thyroidectomy (overtreatment)Aim: to assess trends in the incidence and mortality of thyroid cancer and in the use of thyroidectomy to provide indirect evidence of overdiagnosis and overtreatment.

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