Thyroid Cancer

A Comprehensive Guide to Clinical Management

  • Leonard Wartofsky
  • Douglas Van Nostrand

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. General Considerations I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nikolaos Stathatos
      Pages 3-7
    3. James J. Figge
      Pages 9-13
    4. James J. Figge, Nikolai A. Kartel, Dima Yarmolinsky, Gennady Ermak
      Pages 15-32
    5. Katherine B. Weber, Michael T. McDermott
      Pages 41-53
    6. Su He Wang, James R. Baker Jr.
      Pages 55-61
    7. James J. Figge, Timothy Jennings, Gregory Gerasimov, Nikolai Kartel, Dima Yarmolinsky, Gennady Ermak
      Pages 63-83
    8. Yolanda C. Oertel
      Pages 85-86
    9. Leonard Wartofsky
      Pages 87-95
    10. Merrily Poth
      Pages 97-102
    11. Matthew D. Ringel, Stephen J. Burgun
      Pages 103-113
  3. General Considerations II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Jacob Robbins, Arthur B. Schneider
      Pages 129-132
    3. Frank B. Atkins, Douglas Van Nostrand
      Pages 133-150
    4. Douglas Van Nostrand, Reetha Bakthula, Frank B. Atkins
      Pages 151-178
    5. Brahm Shapiro, Vittoria Rufini, Ayman Jarwan, Onelio Geatti, Kimberlee J. Kearfott, Lorraine M. Fig et al.
      Pages 179-198
  4. The Thyroid Nodule

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199

About this book


In a massive updating of the highly acclaimed Thyroid Cancer: A Comprehensive Guide to Clinical Management, Drs. Leonard Wartofsky, Douglas Van Nostrand, and an expert group of contributing authors present a wealth of new information and insights on every aspect of the etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, initial treatment, and long-term management of all varieties of thyroid cancer. Paramount to this new edition is a thorough treatment of the nuclear medical aspects of diagnosing and managing the thyroid cancer patient. This includes extensive discussion of isotopes, isotope uptake and scanning procedures, radioiodine ablation and dosimetry (with or without recombinant human TSH), stunning, octreotide and FDG-PET scanning, and various alternative imaging modalities. Additional highlights include management of the scan-negative and thyroglobulin-positive patient, ultrasound of the lymph nodes, local adjuncts to therapy of metastases, low iodine diets and cookbooks, future directions in therapy, and alternative therapies when traditional surgery and radioactive iodine fail.
Encyclopedic and definitive, Thyroid Cancer: A Comprehensive Guide to Clinical Management, Second Edition, offers clinical endocrinologists, nuclear medicine physicians, pathologists, oncologists, endocrine surgeons, and internists an authoritative guide to the optimal diagnosis and treatment of thyroid cancer today.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Leonard Wartofsky
    • 1
  • Douglas Van Nostrand
    • 1
  1. 1.Washington Hospital CenterWashington, DC

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press Inc. 2006
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-58829-462-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59259-995-0
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