Impact of diagnostic changes on the rise in thyroid cancer incidence
Thyroid cancer (TC) incidence is rising in many countries, but the corresponding mortality is constant or declining. Incidence increases appear largely restricted to small papillary TC in young/middle-age individuals. We compared age-specific incidence rates across countries and time periods in order to estimate the fraction of TC possibly attributable to increased surveillance of the thyroid gland (diagnostic changes) following the introduction of neck ultrasonography in the 1980s.
The impact of diagnostic changes on the rise in thyroid cancer incidence: a population-based study in selected high-resource countries
S Vaccarella, L Dal Maso, M Laversanne, F Bray, M Plummer, S Franceschi
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