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Thyroid cancer -- rising most rapidly among insured patients
Date:7/1/2013

ttering Cancer Center, used Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) data to examine papillary thyroid cancer incidence trends in Medicare age and non-Medicare age adults over three decades. They looked at 497 counties in the US over three decades. The Geospatial Shared Resource at Norris Cotton Cancer Center helped the team analyze and map the information.

How will this finding change the practice of medicine? According to Davies, "As a next step we should look to protect patients from unnecessary workups of thyroid findings that do not present a significant threat to their health."


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Contact: Donna Dubuc
Donna.M.Dubuc@Dartmouth.edu
603-653-3615
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
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