Thyroid Cancer 101: Does Your Cell Phone Cause Thyroid Cancer?

Thyroid Cancer 101: Does Your Cell Phone Cause Thyroid Cancer?

Thyroid Cancer 101: Does Your Cell Phone Cause Thyroid Cancer?

Thyroid Cancer 101: Does Your Cell Phone Cause Thyroid Cancer? Probably Not.

 

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DR.Guttler’s comments.

1.Studied 462 histologically confirmed thyroid cancer cases and 498 population-based controls.

2.Cell phone use was not associated with thyroid cancer.

3. A suggestive increase in risk of thyroid microcarcinoma (tumor size ≤10mm) was observed for long-term and more frequent users.

4. So most likely don’t worry about your cell phone causing thyroid cancer unless you are a heavy user.

Dr.G.

Cell phone use and risk of thyroid cancer: a population-based case-control study in Connecticut

Purpose

This study aims to investigate the association between cell phone use and thyroid cancer.

Methods

A population-based case-control study was conducted in Connecticut between 2010 and 2011 including 462 histologically confirmed thyroid cancer cases and 498 population-based controls. Multivariate unconditional logistic regression was used to estimate odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CI) for associations between cell phone use and thyroid cancer.

Results

Cell phone use was not associated with thyroid cancer (OR: 1.05, 95% CI: 0.74-1.48). A suggestive increase in risk of thyroid microcarcinoma (tumor size ≤10mm) was observed for long-term and more frequent users. Compared to cell phone non-users, several groups had non-statistically significantly increased risk of thyroid microcarcinoma: individuals who had used a cell phone >15 years (OR: 1.29, 95% CI: 0.83-2.00), who had used a cell phone >2 hours per day (OR: 1.40, 95% CI: 0.83-2.35), who had the most cumulative use hours (OR: 1.58, 95% CI: 0.98-2.54), and who had the most cumulative calls (OR: 1.20, 95% CI: 0.78-1.84).

Conclusion

This study found no significant association between cell phone use and thyroid cancer. A suggestive elevated risk of thyroid microcarcinoma associated with long-term and more frequent uses warrants further investigation.

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