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Management of thyroid carcinoma in children and young adults.
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PMID:  22525405     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Thyroid cancers represent the largest group of pediatric carcinomas. Unlike other cancers of childhood, they have not been prospectively studied; instead adult data has been extrapolated to childhood and adolescent treatment. In this article we review the treatment of both well differentiated thyroid cancer (WDTC), as well as medullary thyroid cancer (MTC). The approach to both cancers relies on a low threshold of suspicion, and a willingness to biopsy suspicious lesions. Surgery remains the primary method of curing these patients, although radioactive iodine (RAI) may offer some benefit in WDTC for selected patients. For patients with MTC new medications, such as Vandetanib, may offer some adjuvant benefit following surgery. Lastly, suppression of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) may be one of the most beneficial treatments for WDTC.
Louis Rapkin; Farzana D Pashankar
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology     Volume:  34 Suppl 2     ISSN:  1536-3678     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Hematol. Oncol.     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9505928     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Hematol Oncol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S39-46     Citation Subset:  IM    
*Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA †Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT.
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