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Cancer

17 August 2011

Thyroid cancer treatment rampant

Researchers have found troubling signs that some doctors may be too quick to treat thyroid cancer patients with radioactive iodine, while others may be too slow.

Researchers have found troubling signs that some doctors may be too quick to treat thyroid cancer patients with radioactive iodine, while others may be too slow.

"There are a lot of patients who are receiving iodine for what is considered low-risk tumours," said Dr David J Sher, a cancer expert at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, who was not involved in the new work.

Thyroid cancer increases annually

 

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