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JOSEPH MANGANO & JANETTE D. SHERMAN – The Invisible Epidemic: Radiation and Rising Rates of Thyroid Cancer

Is it possible for an epidemic to be invisible? Since 1991 the annual number of newly documented cases of thyroid cancer in the United States has skyrocketed from 12,400 to 62,450. It’s now the seventh most common type of cancer. Relatively little attention is paid to the butterfly-shaped thyroid gland that wraps around the throat. Many don’t even know what the …