Journal article

Radiation-Associated Thyroid Cancer Surveillance and Management in a Cohort of Late Effects Patients

Eva Koo, Michael A Henderson, Mary Dwyer, Anita R Skandarajah

World Journal of Surgery | SPRINGER | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Compared to the general population, the incidence of thyroid cancer in childhood and adolescent and young adult malignancy survivors is increased 14.0-18.0 times (CI 11.7-23.8). The cumulative incidence is variably reported as 0.5% by age 45 with 30-year incidence of 1.3% in women and 0.6% in men. This study aims to evaluate the incidence of radiation-associated thyroid cancer amongst patients treated with prior radiation to the thyroid followed up in a late effects service. A secondary aim was to assess screening compliance in this cohort. METHODS: The medical records of all patients attending the late effects service from 1 January 2000 to 20 February 2013 were interro..

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