Conclusions

Accurate communication of the important findings of thyroidectomy is critical to individualized risk stratification as well as to the short-term follow-up issues of thyroid cancer care that are often jointly managed in the postoperative setting. Moreover, true multidisciplinary communication is essential to providing optimal adjuvant care and surveillance. Although defining the roles and responsibilities of thyroid cancer care is beyond the scope of the present article, we feel sure all caregivers would agree that careful communication among the individual practitioners of a health-care environment remains of paramount importance—it is then that all practitioners and the patients themselves most benefit.