Current Approaches to the Treatment of Well-Differentiated Thyroid Cancer
March 01, 2002
Well-differentiated thyroid cancer is something of an anomaly in the field of oncology for two primary reasons. First, the team of physicians who manage the patient consists primarily of endocrinologists, endocrine surgeons, and nuclear medicine physicians instead of medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, and radiation oncologists. Second, there is an extremely high rate of cure with remarkable 10- and 20-year survival rates due to the indolent nature of the tumor, even in the setting of lymph node metastases.