External radiotherapy in thyroid cancers.

@article{Tubiana1985ExternalRI,
  title={External radiotherapy in thyroid cancers.},
  author={Maurice Tubiana and Ella Haddad and Martin Schlumberger and Catherine Hill and Philippe Rougier and Danielle Sarrazin},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1985},
  volume={55 9 Suppl},
  pages={2062-71}
}
Surgery is the most effective treatment for thyroid cancer; however, in some subsets of patients, the role of radiotherapy (RT) is important. The main indication for external-beam RT is incomplete surgery. When neoplastic tissue is left behind at operation, RT must be considered, but only if an experienced surgeon feels that everything that can be done has been done. Generally, in those patients, the neoplastic tissue involves the larynx, trachea, esophagus, blood vessels or mediastinum. Of 539… CONTINUE READING

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