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Differentiated thyroid cancer: Overview of management

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R Michael Tuttle, MD
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Douglas S Ross, MD
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Jean E Mulder, MD

INTRODUCTION

Surgery is the primary mode of therapy for patients with differentiated thyroid cancer, followed by radioiodine therapy (when indicated) and thyroid hormone suppression therapy. After initial surgery, patients with thyroid cancer are typically managed by endocrinologists specializing in the treatment of thyroid cancer.

This topic will provide a broad overview of the therapeutic options for patients with differentiated thyroid cancer. The specific therapies for differentiated thyroid cancer are reviewed in detail separately.

(See "Differentiated thyroid cancer: Surgical treatment".)

(See "Differentiated thyroid cancer: Radioiodine treatment".)

(See "Differentiated thyroid cancer refractory to standard treatment: Chemotherapy".)

                                

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