Management of advanced medullary thyroid cancer.

  title={Management of advanced medullary thyroid cancer.},
  author={Julien Hadoux and F. Rossi Pacini and Robert Michael Tuttle and Martin Jean Schlumberger},
  journal={The lancet. Diabetes & endocrinology},
  volume={4 1},
Medullary thyroid cancer arises from calcitonin-producing C-cells and accounts for 3-5% of all thyroid cancers. The discovery of a locally advanced medullary thyroid cancer that is not amenable to surgery or of distant metastases needs careful work-up, including measurement of serum calcitonin and carcinoembryonic antigen (and their doubling times), in addition to comprehensive imaging to determine the extent of the disease, its aggressiveness, and the need for any treatment. In the past… CONTINUE READING
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