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Task force advice against thyroid cancer screening ‘appropriate and timely’

13:56 EDT 20 Jun 2017 | Healio

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s final recommendation against thyroid cancer screening in asymptomatic adults reflects increasing concerns about overdiagnosis and overtreatment, according to leaders in the field.The D recommendation — the same grade the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued for thyroid cancer screening in 1996 — indicates there is moderate or high certainty that screening has no net benefit, or that the harms of screening outweigh the benefits.

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