Dilemmas in metastatic differentiated thyroid cancer: To irradiate, medicate, or palliate?
MH Lee, JE Moxey, SA McLachlan, RJ Macisaac, N Sachithanandan
World Journal of Endocrine Surgery | Published : 2016
ABSTRACT Aims To explore the challenges in the management of metastatic differentiated thyroid cancer. Introduction Differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) is the most common form of thyroid cancer. The initial diagnosis of thyroid carcinoma and the distinction between benign and neoplastic disease can be challenging. Radioiodine-refractory metastatic DTC also presents a therapeutic dilemma. Novel targeted agents for advanced radioiodine-refractory metastatic thyroid cancer, such as tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), are being increasingly used with clinical success, broadening current available therapeutic options. Case report We present the case of a 61-year-old woman with radioiodine-ref..View full abstract