Clinical Thyroidology for Patients Give Now
Up-to-date information to help you understand thyroid disease through the latest research.

In this issue, the studies ask the following questions:

  • Should children with subclinical hypothyroidism be treated?
  • Can ultrasound imaging diagnose thyroid cancer?
  • What is the risk of cancer in suspicious thyroid biopsies?
  • Can molecular testing improve the accuracy of thyroid biopsies?
  • What surgery is best for thyroid cancer- total thyroidectomy vs lobectomy?
  • What is the ideal dose of radioactive iodine to treat thyroid cancer?
  • Can you predict survival in patients with thyroid cancer by blood tests?

We welcome your feedback and suggestions. Let us know what you want to see in this publication. I hope you find these summaries interesting and informative.

— Alan P. Farwell, MD

HYPOTHYROIDISM Only a few children with subclinical hypothyroidism progress to overt disease within 3 years

THYROID NODULES A taller-than-wide thyroid nodule shape on ultrasound imaging is associated with increased risk of thyroid cancer

THYROID CANCER What is the risk of cancer in suspicious thyroid biopsies

THYROID NODULES Improving needle biopsy accuracy with molecular testing

THYROID CANCER Total thyroidectomy vs. lobectomy for initial thyroid cancer surgery

THYROID CANCER Determining the ideal dose of radioactive iodine in the treatment of thyroid cancer

THYROID CANCER The thyroglobulin doubling time predicts survival in patients with papillary thyroid cancer

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