Reevaluating the prognostic significance of age in differentiated thyroid cancer.

  title={Reevaluating the prognostic significance of age in differentiated thyroid cancer.},
  author={Samuel L Oyer and Valerie A Smith and Eric J. Lentsch},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  volume={147 2},
OBJECTIVE To determine the impact of age on disease-specific survival in differentiated thyroid cancer. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective analysis of a large population database. Setting Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database/multiple settings. SUBJECTS AND METHODS The SEER database was examined to identify patients diagnosed with either papillary or follicular carcinoma of the thyroid between the years 1988 and 2003. Information obtained included patient age, sex, tumor type… CONTINUE READING
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