Increasing incidence of thyroid cancer in the United States, 1973-2002.

@article{Davies2006IncreasingIO,
  title={Increasing incidence of thyroid cancer in the United States, 1973-2002.},
  author={Louise T. Davies and H Gilbert Welch},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2006},
  volume={295 18},
  pages={
          2164-7
        }
}
CONTEXT Increasing cancer incidence is typically interpreted as an increase in the true occurrence of disease but may also reflect changing pathological criteria or increased diagnostic scrutiny. Changes in the diagnostic approach to thyroid nodules may have resulted in an increase in the apparent incidence of thyroid cancer. OBJECTIVE To examine trends in thyroid cancer incidence, histology, size distribution, and mortality in the United States. METHODS Retrospective cohort evaluation of… CONTINUE READING

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