Medical management of thyroid cancer: a risk adapted approach

J Surg Oncol. 2008 Jun 15;97(8):712-6. doi: 10.1002/jso.21010.


Risk adapted treatment recommendations are dependent on accurate predictions of the risk of recurrence, risk of death, and likely sites of recurrence. When combined with response to therapy assessments and secondary risk stratification during follow-up, this risk adapted approach will allow the clinician to tailor the aggressiveness of therapy and follow up to the risk of recurrence and death in individual patients.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Decision Making
  • Humans
  • Iodine Radioisotopes / therapeutic use
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / diagnosis
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / prevention & control
  • Risk Assessment*
  • Thyroid Neoplasms / therapy*
  • Thyroidectomy


  • Iodine Radioisotopes