Itâ€™s Not Cancer: Doctors Reclassify a Thyroid Tumor
Marlene Breverman stashed this in Is it cancer?
Many cancer experts said the reclassification was long overdue. For years there have beenÂ calls to downgradeÂ small lesions in the breast, lung and prostate, among others, and to eliminate the term â€ścancerâ€ť from their name. But other than renaming of an early stage urinary tract tumor in 1998, and early stage ovarian and cervical lesions more than two decades ago, no group other than the thyroid specialists yet has taken the plunge.