Current management of low risk differentiated thyroid cancer and papillary microcarcinoma Journal Article


Authors: Tarasova, V. D.; Tuttle, R. M.
Article Title: Current management of low risk differentiated thyroid cancer and papillary microcarcinoma
Abstract: Each year, the proportion of thyroid cancer patients presenting with low risk disease is increasing. Moreover, the definition of low risk thyroid cancer is expanding and several histological subtypes beyond papillary microcarcinomas are now classified as low risk disease. This shift in the landscape of thyroid cancer presentation is forcing clinicians to critically re-evaluate whether or not traditional management paradigms that were effective in treating intermediate and high risk disease are applicable to these low risk patients. Here we review the definition of low risk disease, examine the various histological subtypes that are considered low risk in the 2015 American Thyroid Association guidelines for the management of thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer, and review our current approach to the management of these low risk tumours. © 2016
Keywords: staging; papillary microcarcinoma; low risk thyroid cancer
Journal Title: Clinical Oncology
Volume: 29
Issue: 5
ISSN: 0936-6555
Publisher: Elsevier Science, Inc.  
Date Published: 2017-05-01
Start Page: 290
End Page: 297
Language: English
DOI: 10.1016/j.clon.2016.12.009
PROVIDER: scopus
PUBMED: 28087101
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Notes: Article -- Export Date: 2 May 2017 -- Source: Scopus
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