Guidelines for preventive activities in general practice

Cancer

Thyroid cancer

      1. Thyroid cancer

Cancer | Thyroid cancer

In Australia, thyroid cancer is the ninth most commonly diagnosed cancer.1 It is estimated that more than 4000 people were diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2023 in Australia and that one in 79 people will be diagnosed with the condition by the time they are 85 years of age.1

Screening

Recommendation

Grade

How often

References

Screening for thyroid cancer in asymptomatic adults is not recommended.

Not recommended (Strong)

N/A

2

In 2017, the USPSTF found that screening for thyroid cancer in asymptomatic people resulted in harms that outweigh the benefits.2

There are no specific recommendations for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
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