Thyroid cancer

Heather A. Jacene, Sibyll Goetze, Richard L. Wahl

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Thyroid cancer is a relatively rare disease, with an annual incidence of 1-4 per 100,000 and is more common in females. The incidence of thyroid cancer has increased in recent years, related to some extent to the earlier detection of sub-clinical disease, especially with the increased used of ultrasound (US). Many patients with thyroid cancer present with an incidentally discovered thyroid nodule on physical examination, at times self-examination, or diagnostic imaging. Some patients seek attention because of local symptoms such as dysphasia, dysphonia, hoarseness, or symptoms related to metastatic disease (cervical lymphadenopathy, pathologic fracture). Initial histological diagnosis is usually established by US and fine needle aspiration (FNA).1

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHybrid PET/CT and SPECT/CT Imaging
Subtitle of host publicationA Teaching File
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages29
ISBN (Print)9780387928197
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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