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Thyroid Cancer

  • Melissa BoltzEmail author
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Abstract

The annual incidence of thyroid cancer in the United States is rising, and it is now the sixth most common cancer in women. Well-differentiated papillary thyroid cancer is the most common histologic subtype and is the focus of the algorithm. The prognosis is excellent with an overall 25-year cancer-specific mortality of 5%.

Keywords

Thyroid Thyroid cancer Papillary thyroid cancer Total thyroidectomy Preoperative staging Central neck dissection Lateral neck dissection Recurrent laryngeal nerve Radioactive iodine Neck ultrasonography 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryPenn State Hershey Medical CenterHersheyUSA

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