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Thyroid (Papillary, Follicular, Medullary, Hürthle Cell) Carcinoma Surveillance Counterpoint: Australia

  • Leigh DelbridgeEmail author
Chapter
Part of the Current Clinical Oncology book series (CCO)

Abstract

Thyroid cancer arises from follicular cells, giving rise to several types of cancer (papillary, follicular, Hurthle cell, and anaplastic thyroid cancer); C-cells, giving rise to medullary cancer; or lymphocytes and stromal cells, giving rise to thyroid lymphoma or sarcoma. This counterpoint will summarize the Australian practice of surveillance for patients with well-differentiated thyroid cancer of follicular cell origin and medullary thyroid cancer treated surgically with curative intent.

Keywords

Papillary thyroid cancer Follicular thyroid cancer Hurthle-cell thyroid cancer Medullary thyroid cancer Thyroidectomy Cervical lymph node dissection Serum thyroglobulin Thyroid autoantibodies Serum calcitonin Radioiodine ablative therapy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Sydney Endocrine Surgical UnitSydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Endocrine and Oncology SurgeryRoyal North Shore HospitalSydneyAustralia

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