Don’t Screen For Thyroid Cancer, Task Force Says (Audio) – NPR

Read article – As a guest on “All Things Considered,” H. Gilbert Welch, professor of medicine and of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, and professor of economics, discusses how screening healthy people for thyroid cancer does more harm than good. “If you look early, you just find a whole new category of patients that has the disease but is never going to suffer from it at all,” says Welch. “But they will suffer from the treatment.”

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