Thyroid Cancer

A Comprehensive Guide to Clinical Management

  • Leonard¬†Wartofsky

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. The Thyroid Nodule

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Leonard Wartofsky
      Pages 3-8
    3. Yolanda C. Oertel
      Pages 35-37
    4. Leonard Wartofsky
      Pages 39-48
    5. Orlo H. Clark
      Pages 49-54
  3. Thyroid Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. James Figge
      Pages 77-83
    3. James Figge, Timothy Jennings, Gregory Gerasimov
      Pages 85-116
    4. James Oertel, Yolanda Oertel
      Pages 117-119
    5. Merrily Poth
      Pages 121-128
    6. James R. Baker Jr.
      Pages 129-146
    7. Gerald Johnston, Diane Sweeney
      Pages 147-153
    8. Diane Sweeney, Gerald Johnston
      Pages 155-162
    9. Matthew D. Ringel
      Pages 163-178
    10. Lawrence S. Lessin, Myo Min
      Pages 179-182
  4. Differentiated Tumors of the Thyroid Gland

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Leonard Wartofsky
      Pages 185-192

About this book


In Thyroid Cancer: A Comprehensive Guide to Clinical Management, Leonard Wartofsky, MD, past president of the American Thyroid Association, has brought together a panel of world-class clinicians to critically review all aspects of thyroid cancer from pathogenesis to prognosis, including management and treatment. Organized for rapid access by busy physicians, the book covers both differentiated tumors (papillary carcinoma and follicular carcinoma) and undifferentiated cancers (anaplastic carcinoma, lymphoma, and medullary carcinoma), as well as miscellaneous and unusual cancers of the thyroid. For each tumor type the authors succinctly discuss the key aspects of their clinical presentation, cytology, diagnosis, nuclear isotope scanning evaluation, imaging by MRI or CT, surgery, pathology, post-operative care, monitoring, and prognosis. Additional chapters survey future therapeutic directions involving tumor markers, cancer-causing genes, DNA ploidy, new approaches to chemotherapy, and advances in radiotherapy.

Authoritative and evidenced-based, Thyroid Cancer: A Comprehensive Guide to Clinical Management provides in one place everything that physicians treating thyroid cancer patients need to know. With its emphasis on practical clinical management, it is today's definitive reference on thyroid cancer.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Leonard¬†Wartofsky
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of MedicineWashington Hospital CenterUSA
  2. 2.Uniformed Services University of Health SciencesUSA
  3. 3.George Washington University of Schools of MedicineUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2000
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-6845-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59259-199-2
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