Increasing diagnosis of subclinical thyroid cancers leads to spurious improvements in survival rates Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Thyroid Neoplasms

abstract

  • Modern medical practices increasingly uncover small, asymptomatic thyroid cancers. Survival rates appear improved, but this finding is spurious, attributable instead to shifts in the characteristics of disease being diagnosed. Relying on survival rates to measure success in treating thyroid cancer may reinforce inappropriately aggressive management. Treatment decisions in thyroid cancer should be made based on mortality, not survival data.

publication date

  • January 2015

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4923938

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/cncr.29289

PubMed ID

  • 25712809

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1793

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 121

number

  • 11