Historical Perspective and Current Epidemiology

  • Wojciech M. Wysocki
  • Andrzej L. Komorowski
Part of the Head and Neck Cancer Clinics book series (HNCC)


In this chapter we present a brief history of the treatment of thyroid cancer and its current epidemiology.


Thyroid Cancer Thyroid Gland Thyroid Surgery Differentiate Thyroid Cancer Differentiate Thyroid Carcinoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Surgical OncologyMaria Skłodowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Center and Institute of OncologyKrakowPoland
  2. 2.Department of General SurgeryHospital Virgen del CaminoSanlúcar de BarramedaSpain

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