Thyroid cancer.

  title={Thyroid cancer.},
  author={R D Leeper},
  journal={The Medical clinics of North America},
  volume={69 5},
  • R D Leeper
  • Published 1985 in The Medical clinics of North America
Thyroid cancer encompasses some forms that practically have no identifiable mortality to one of the most lethal soft tissue cancers known. Because of this variation, a knowledge of the role that age, histology, and extent of disease play in establishing a prognosis is necessary to provide a rational therapeutic program. Younger patients (under age 40) with differentiated cancer, even those with lymph node metastases, should not be overtreated with extensive surgery and 131I or external beam… CONTINUE READING