The Age of No Surgery is HERE Even for Thyroid Cancer: Active Surveillance AS. Except for small previously called Follicular variant of papillary cancer, that is now called NIFT-P now downgraded to benign, but still needs removal by simple...More info
Why You usually don’t need radioiodine after surgery in most thyroid cancers. Radioiodine was usually given to all thyroid cancer patients after surgery. 2017 we give it to fewer patients. Here are things to help you decide in consultation...More info
Thyroid Cancer in 2017: How to decide what you need to do about surgery now or deferred under Active Surveillance?
Thyroid Cancer in 2017: How to decide what you need to do about surgery now or deferred under Active Surveillance? Main issues: Size of the tumor, extra-nodal extension ( outside the lymph nodes), adverse histology, finding lymph nodes on on...More info
Why Do Some Thyroid Cancer Patients Opt Out of Treatment? A small but growing minority of patients diagnosed with thyroid cancer are deciding not to seek conventional treatment. This comes at a time when the concept of cancer over diagnosis...More info
Active Surveillance of Micro-Thyroid Cancers: A Lonely Path for Early Active Surveillance thyroid cancer Patients Thyroid cancer patients opting for non-intervention face challenges Patients who choose not to intervene after a diagnosis of...More info
Alternative Radiofrequency Ablation RFA Therapy to surgery for Thyroid Microcancers PTMC ? Zhang et al Thyroid Aug 18 2016 90 papillary microcancers PTMC were ablated to slightly beyond their capsule by moving shot method. At 3 months a core...More info
Thyroid Surgery is not the only treatment option in 2017: Genetic test could spare cancer patients from thyroid removal. A new gene-sequencing panel ThyroSeq,could help distinguish between tumors that are aggressive enough to warrant removing the...More info
When do I consider Active Surveillance with deferred surgery for my <1.5 micro-papillary cancer if needed over immediate thyroid surgery?
When do I consider Active Surveillance AS with deferred surgery for my <1.5 micro-papillary cancer if needed over immediate thyroid surgery? GRiffin et al Thyroid Jan. 27 2017, studied 243 cases of thyroid cancer to see how many would have...More info
Thyroid Papillary Microcancers Treated without Surgery Thyroid papillary Microcancers < 1.3 cm can be followed without surgery by active surveillance, but for those who want the small cancer ablated but still do not want surgery, a study by...More info
Main Paper on Molecular Marker Testing for Thyroid Nodules and Cancer DR Guttler was a researcher on this major paper on the clinical use of cancer markers for thyroid nodules and cancer published in the journal Thyroid. Centralized Molecular...More info
2017: The year we Changed how we diagnose and treat thyroid cancer. This year we will not diagnose thyroid cancer as often as in the past.11,000 of 65,000 cases in the past year are now called benign. The thyroid surgery for cancer numbers will...More info
Thyroid Nodules in 2017: A Year of Big Changes in How to Treat Thyroid Nodules The presence of a thyroid nodule causes great concern to the patient. That is why the finding of thyroid nodules with high powered imaging like ultrasound and CT/MR...More info