Rural-Urban Disparities in Thyroid Cancer Incidence and Survival

Updated: Jul 7, 2019

This is a study where we show national incidence of thyroid cancer is higher for urban populations, likely related to overdiagnosis, a possible consequence of increasing use of ultrasound.  Of interest, however, we found that survival was better than rural populations, suggesting a balanced approach in how we manage these populations is warranted for this otherwise indolent disease. Am also wondering if this is related to access to RAI therapies...

Thyroid cancer survival higher for US city residents (Healio)

Impact of Rurality on National Trends in Thyroid Cancer Incidence and Long-Term Survival (J Rural Health)


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