Differentiated Thyroid Cancer: “Complete” Rational Approach

  title={Differentiated Thyroid Cancer: “Complete” Rational Approach},
  author={Electron Kebebew and Orlo Herrick Clark},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
Controversy continues regarding the optimal management of patients with differentiated thyroid cancer because no prospective randomized studies evaluating the merits of (1) extent of thyroidectomy, (2) postoperative radioactive iodine ablation, or (3) thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) suppressive therapy exist. Patients with low risk differentiated thyroid cancer enjoy a relatively good prognosis with a mortality rate of about 2% to 5% and a recurrence rate of about 20%. Despite the excellent… CONTINUE READING