Thyroid nodules

We now find 3 times as many thyroid cancers today as we did 15 years ago and the mortality level has not changed at all. I have one death from thyroid cancer in 31 years and the death was an 86 year old who had a full life. Now with the ultrasound machine, we find so many clinically insignificant tiny cancers, that we are overwelmed. Are we doing the right thing by removing every tiny thyroid nodule or cancer for that matter. Probably not. 

Paul Norwood MD, FACP. FACE Associate Clinical Professor

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