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20-09-2016 | Endocrine cancers | Book chapter | Article

31. Surgical Approach to Papillary Thyroid Cancer

Author: MD, FACS Gerard M. Doherty

Publisher: Springer New York


Papillary thyroid cancer has an excellent prognosis, with few deaths from disease compared to most solid tumors. The measures of quality intervention depend more upon outcomes other than survival, disease-free survival, quality of life, complications from therapy, and the need for ongoing surveillance or treatment, which are all interrelated. To be most effective by these measures, operative treatment for papillary thyroid cancer should be thorough without morbidity and tailored to the specific patient situation.

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