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Thyroid cancer overdiagnosed, many researchers say
San Francisco Chronicle

It sounds counterintuitive: Researchers found rates of the most common type of thyroid cancer had tripled since the 1970s, but they weren’t particularly alarmed.

That’s because they say the problem is rooted in the way we diagnose the disease rather than the cancer itself. In essence, technology is allowing us to find tiny tumors that may never even go on to cause symptoms, let alone death.

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