[ RadSafe ] Worldwide Thyroid-Cancer Epidemic? The Increasing Impact of Overdiagnosis

Franz Schönhofer franz.schoenhofer at chello.at
Mon Aug 22 11:04:31 CDT 2016


After having read the abstract I remember very well the situation in Europe 
after the Chenobyl accident: Several scientists attributed the large number 
of thyroid cancers especially in children to overdiagnosing. I have not 
this topic any further, but remember the hysteria very well: Every headache 
or digestive problem was attributed by common people to Chernobyl. I do not 
want to downplay the accident, but on the other hand it lead to detection
of small cancers which were easily cured and by detecting them in the early 
stage there might have been even a net health benefit.....

Best regards,


-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht----- 
From: Brooks, Michael
Sent: Monday, August 22, 2016 3:34 PM
To: radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Worldwide Thyroid-Cancer Epidemic? The Increasing 
Impact of Overdiagnosis

I can't access the article, but thought it looked interesting for those that 
can (given the 'new' cancers found post Fukushima).


Michael Brooks, PhD
Head of Diagnostic Radiology Physics
Medical Physics
Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Longfleet Road
BH15 2JB
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