Table of contents
Diagnosis and Imaging of Thyroid Cancer
Incidence and Prognosis of Differentiated Thyroid Cancer
Surgical Therapy of Differentiated Thyroid Cancer
Medical Therapy of Differentiated Thyroid Cancer
Background Information and Process Administration
Preparing Patients for I-131 Therapy
Thyroid Remnant Ablation
Suppression of Thyrotropin and the Potential Toxicity Of I-131 Therapy
Follow-Up Protocol and Treatment of Recurrent or Metastatic Differentiated Thyroid Cancer
Differentiated Thyroid Cancer During Pregnancy, in a Thyroglossal Duct, and Unfavorable Histologic Subtypes of DTC
About this book
Much has changed in the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid cancer over the past five years. Essentials of Thyroid Cancer Management provides clinicians from all disciplines with the information they need to manage patients correctly.
Each chapter focuses on a specific clinical situation with the major points explained using tables and figures. A teaching atlas is included for neck ultrasonography and the interpretation of whole body radioiodine scans.
Examples of topics that are covered include:
*Evaluation of a thyroid nodule
*Total versus hemi thyroidectomy
*Neck dissection for positive nodes
*Thyroid remnant ablation with I-131
*Preparation for remnant ablation with recombinant human TSH
*Follow-up with recombinant human TSH-stimulated Tg measurements
*Testing for tumor persistence
*Treatment of persistent disease
*External beam radiotherapy
*Management of distant metastases using recombinant human TSH
*Using molecular markers of medullary carcinoma
Series editor comments:
"Benign and malignant tumors of the thyroid are relatively common lesions. The management of thyroid cancer is multi-disciplinary involving Endocrinologists, Surgeons, Nuclear Medicine Physicians, and Medical and Radiation Oncologists. This text provides a comprehensive review of current management issues by leading investigators in the field."
Steven T. Rosen, M.D.