Thyroid Cancer 101: Even with the good long term prognosis fear of Recurrence effects the patients quality of life for years.

Thyroid Cancer 101: Even with the good long term prognosis fear of Recurrence effects the patients quality of life for years.

Thyroid Cancer 101: Even with the good long term prognosis fear of Recurrence effects the patients quality of life for years.

Thyroid Cancer 101: Even with the good long term prognosis fear of Recurrence and a negative life view effects the patients quality of life for years.

Hedman et al

Thyroid 28(12) 2018 p.1609

Dr.Guttler’s comments:

  1. The physician needs to continue to assess quality of life issue with the patient even though they have a good prognosis.
  2. Women tend to fear they will not see their children grow up.
  3. Men tend to worry how the family with survive without them.
  4. 349 patients answered a questionnaire.
  5. 23% had a negative life view.
  6. 75% had fear of recurrence.
  7. These had lower quality of life scores as well.
  8. Dr.G.
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