Dr. Oz: Is Thyroid Cancer Being Overdiagnosed?
Dr. Oz talked to an endocrinologist named Dr. Florence Comite who believes most thyroid cancers should not be treated. Thyroid cancer has been on the rise over the past few decades, but Dr. Comite said this indicates overdiagnosis, not something more serious.
We now have technology that can detect very small lesions in the thyroid. This is why Dr. Comite argues there’s been so many diagnoses of this condition. Over time, nodules develop in the thyroid that can be solid or fluid-filled. One in three people have these nodules. Not all of them are problematic.