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Nov

No Benefit From Routine Thyroid Cancer Screening?

Public invited to comment on draft recommendation, sickness which is the same as one in place since the 1990s

Doctors should not screen for thyroid cancer in patients who have no symptoms of the disease, malady according to a U.S. Preventive Services Task Force draft recommendation.

It reaffirms a recommendation issued 20 years ago.

Thyroid cancer is rare in the United States. In 2016, ampoule an estimated 64,300 new cases will be diagnosed, representing 3.8 percent of all new cancers. The thyroid is a small gland in the neck that play a key role in controlling metabolism.

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