Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC)
Change in voice (dysphonia)
Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia)
Difficulty breathing (dyspnea)
Stridor (in aggressive cancer)
Growing neck mass
Positive family history
History of radiation ex...
Most cases of thyroid cancer are managed surgically and medically with a good prognosis (2)[A].
Palliative support has a role in case of advanced thyroid malignancy (4)[C].
10–30% of initially disease-free patients will develop recurrence and/or metastases. 80% recur in neck and 20% with distant metastases (lung).
94098005 Primary malignant neoplasm of thyroid gland
255029007 papillary thyroid carcinoma (disorder)
255028004 Follicular thyroid carcinoma
Standard workup for a patient suspected of having a thyroid cancer is a physical exam, TSH level, neck US, and FNA.
TG levels can be elevated in several thyroid disorders. Its usefulnes...
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