Letters Thyroid cancer

Do low grade thyroid cancers really require thyroidectomy?

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f5734 (Published 25 September 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5734
  1. Harry Rogers, physician in independent practice1
  1. 1Melbourne, Australia
  1. harryrogers{at}gmail.com

Hlodnicki, who has personally experienced thyroid cancer,1 poses some interesting questions in his rapid response to Brito and colleagues’ article arguing that zealous imaging has increased the detection and treatment of low risk tumours.2

He states that we should not lie or tell half truths to patients. If more patients were fully informed, …

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