Imaging after thyroid cancer treatment does not necessarily mean better outcomes

More imaging after thyroid cancer treatment identifies recurrence, but it does not always improve survival, a new study suggests. More people are being diagnosed with low-risk thyroid cancer, but the use of imaging among these patients has skyrocketed disproportionately. Thyroid cancer generally has a high survival rate — roughly 96 percent of patients are alive 10 years later. But a small number of thyroid cancers are more aggressive and likely to return. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)