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Screening for Thyroid Cancer

Screening for Thyroid Cancer JAMA PATIENT PAGE | Preventive Medicine The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has recently published updated recommendations on screening for thyroid cancer. What Is Thyroid Cancer? 1993 to 2011, the rate of diagnosis of thyroid cancer in South Korea The thyroid gland sits in the middle of the neck around the wind- went up 15-fold, but the rate of death from thyroid cancer was the pipe. It makes a hormone called thyroid hormone, which is impor- same. This suggests that finding and treating more cancers via tant for many metabolic functions. There are several different screening is not necessarily beneficial (the concept of overdiagno- types of thyroid cancers; some are much more serious than others. sis). Potential harms of screening are related to the risks of biopsy The most common type is papillary thyroid cancer, which is one of (fine needle aspiration) as well as the potentially serious side ef- thelessserioustypes.Symptomsofthyroidcancercanincludealump fects of neck surgery and radioactive iodine therapy. on the neck, trouble breathing or swallowing, or hoarseness. Many thyroid cancers cause no symptoms. For most thyroid cancers, treat- How Strong Is the Recommendation to Screen mentinvolvessurgerytoremovepartorallofthethyroidgland.Some for Thyroid Cancer? cancers are also treated with radioactive iodine therapy, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Screening for Thyroid Cancer

JAMA , Volume 317 (18) – May 9, 2017

Screening for Thyroid Cancer

Abstract

JAMA PATIENT PAGE | Preventive Medicine The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has recently published updated recommendations on screening for thyroid cancer. What Is Thyroid Cancer? 1993 to 2011, the rate of diagnosis of thyroid cancer in South Korea The thyroid gland sits in the middle of the neck around the wind- went up 15-fold, but the rate of death from thyroid cancer was the pipe. It makes a hormone called thyroid hormone, which is impor- same. This suggests that finding and...
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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2017 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2017.5254
pmid
28492900
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Abstract

JAMA PATIENT PAGE | Preventive Medicine The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has recently published updated recommendations on screening for thyroid cancer. What Is Thyroid Cancer? 1993 to 2011, the rate of diagnosis of thyroid cancer in South Korea The thyroid gland sits in the middle of the neck around the wind- went up 15-fold, but the rate of death from thyroid cancer was the pipe. It makes a hormone called thyroid hormone, which is impor- same. This suggests that finding and treating more cancers via tant for many metabolic functions. There are several different screening is not necessarily beneficial (the concept of overdiagno- types of thyroid cancers; some are much more serious than others. sis). Potential harms of screening are related to the risks of biopsy The most common type is papillary thyroid cancer, which is one of (fine needle aspiration) as well as the potentially serious side ef- thelessserioustypes.Symptomsofthyroidcancercanincludealump fects of neck surgery and radioactive iodine therapy. on the neck, trouble breathing or swallowing, or hoarseness. Many thyroid cancers cause no symptoms. For most thyroid cancers, treat- How Strong Is the Recommendation to Screen mentinvolvessurgerytoremovepartorallofthethyroidgland.Some for Thyroid Cancer? cancers are also treated with radioactive iodine therapy,

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: May 9, 2017

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