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Thyroid cancer 

Thyroid cancer
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Thyroid cancer
Author(s):

Anthony P. Weetman

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.1305_update_003

Update:

Novel agents for the treatment of thyroid cancer.

Updated on 30 Jul 2015. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 17 October 2017

Thyroid cancers account for less than 1% of all malignancies but are much the most frequent cancers of endocrine organs.

Follicular epithelial cell cancer—the commonest type; may be induced by exposure to radiation; can be highly undifferentiated or differentiate into recognizable follicular cells, sometimes with retention of hormone biosynthesis; typically present with an asymptomatic thyroid nodule; usually diagnosed by fine needle aspiration biopsy; treatment is typically by total or near total thyroidectomy, with radio-iodine then administered to remove any remaining thyroid tissue (followed by long-term thyroid replacement therapy)....

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