800,000 Thyroid Cancer Survivors: Who are at risk for late onset life threatening conditions?

800,000 Thyroid Cancer Survivors: Who are at risk for late onset life threatening conditions?

800,000 Thyroid Cancer Survivors: Who are at risk for late onset life threatening conditions?

800,000 Thyroid Cancer Survivors: Who are at risk for late onset life threatening conditions?

Recent article on thyroid cancer survivors.

Dr.Guttler’s Comments:

  1. Thyroid hormone suppression therapy and radioiodine treatment are both risk factors for late onset disease.
  2. Male thyroid cancer survivors had 50% higher risk of cardiovascular disease vs females.
  3. Obese cancer survivors had a 41% increase risk over 5 years.
  4. TSH suppression therapy for cancer had a 25% increased risk over the next 5 years..
  5. RAI/131 therapy increased risk over those with just surgery alone over 5 years.
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