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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||22|
|Journal||Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1996|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism