Thyroid cancer in children, pregnant women, and patients with Graves' disease

D. R. McClellan, G. L. Francis

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Abstract

Differentiated thyroid cancer may have a different clinical course when it develops in children, pregnant women, and patients with Graves' disease. Thyroid nodules which develop in these patients appear to have a greater risk of malignancy and should be evaluated aggressively. Treatment in all cases includes operation followed by radioactive iodine ablation (in the nonpregnant patient) and thyroid hormone suppression. Follow-up, including serum Tg and yearly thyroid scans, should be continued as long as possible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-48
Number of pages22
JournalEndocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology

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