The risk of second cancers after diagnosis of primary thyroid cancer is elevated in thyroid microcarcinomas.

@article{Kim2013TheRO,
  title={The risk of second cancers after diagnosis of primary thyroid cancer is elevated in thyroid microcarcinomas.},
  author={Christopher F Kim and Xiaofeng Bi and Dongsheng Pan and Yingtai Chen and Tobias Carling and Shuangge Ma and Robert D Udelsman and Yawei Zhang},
  journal={Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association},
  year={2013},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={575-82}
}
BACKGROUND Thyroid cancers have increased dramatically over the past few decades. Comorbidities may be important, and previous studies have indicated elevated second cancer risk after initial primary thyroid cancers. This study examined the risk of second cancers after development of a thyroid cancer, primary utilizing the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) program database. METHODS The cohort consisted of men and women diagnosed with first primary thyroid cancer who were… CONTINUE READING
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