The incidence of thyroid cancer and subsequent thyroid surgery has increased significantly during the past decade in the United States. Mortality rates have remained unchanged, supporting the widely accepted hypothesis that this finding can, in part, be explained by increased detection of small, nonaggressive nodules, resulting in potential overdiagnosis and treatment.1
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