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

Dan McCarn hotgreenchile at gmail.com
Mon Aug 22 16:28:16 CDT 2016

Just a few recollections:

Check the IAEA 10th year Chernobyl meetings in 1998 and the Minsk meetings
in 1996. Discussions following presentations focused on overdiagnosis of
thyroid cancer in Belarus, Ukraine & Russia.The diagnostic criteria did not
include biopsy of nodules, etc. and surgical intervention followed. British
& other clinicians stressed observation over time rather than "instant"
diagnosis without biopsy & western diagnostic criteria.

Just my recollections from 20 years ago...

Dan ii

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On Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 7:34 AM, Brooks, Michael <
Michael.Brooks at poole.nhs.uk> wrote:

> http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1604412?query=TOC
> I can't access the article, but thought it looked interesting for those
> that can (given the 'new' cancers found post Fukushima).
> Regards,
> Mick
> Michael Brooks, PhD
> Head of Diagnostic Radiology Physics
> Medical Physics
> Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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