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It’s Not Cancer: Doctors Reclassify a Thyroid Tumor

Many cancer experts said the reclassification was long overdue. For years there have been calls to downgrade small lesions in the breast, lung and prostate, among others, and to eliminate the term “cancer” 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.


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Now I'm unclear on what qualifies as cancer.

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