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. 

Author
Paul Norwood MD, FACP. FACE Associate Clinical Professor

You Might Also Enjoy...

Hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia is rare but because of gastric bypasses are more prevalent.

Ketogenic diet is nothing new

A diet low in carbs and high in fat is similar to the Atkins diet. It comes and goes. However I am not condemning it. If it can be followed it is great. Carbohydrates add a lot of calories and are the bane of our existence. They only make us fatbut taste