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World J Surg. 2009 Dec;33(12):2567-71. doi: 10.1007/s00268-009-0226-9.

Increasing detection and increasing incidence in thyroid cancer.

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Division of Cancer Care and Epidemiology, Queen's Cancer Research Institute, 10 Stuart Street, Level 2, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6, Canada. sfh@queensu.ca

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

It has been proposed that the increasing incidence of thyroid cancer is due to increasing detection.

METHODS:

Using administrative data, we compare by year from 1993 to 2006, the rates of diagnostic imaging tests of the neck (computed axial tomography--CT, magnetic resonance imaging--MRI, and non-obstetrical ultrasound--US) to the incidence of thyroid cancer for the population of the Province of Ontario Canada.

RESULTS:

Women and men have different rates of tests, and those rates reflect the rates of new diagnoses of thyroid cancer.

CONCLUSIONS:

The rising incidence of thyroid disease in women is associated with increasing numbers of diagnostic imaging tests.

PMID:
19789911
DOI:
10.1007/s00268-009-0226-9
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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