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Something worth reading: Nomenclature Revision for Encapsulated Follicular Variant of Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma

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22 Sep 2016 - General
 

They say that thyroid cancer is on of the most over treated disease. The follicular variant of papillary thyroid cancer in paticular has a very indolent course and good prognosis. I for one has seen several of this type of thyroid cancer during the past 6 months and admittedly advised these patients to undergo total thyroidectomy and depending on risk stratification, also advised radiactive iodine ablation. So this new nomenclature revision will definitely have great impact on health care quality and cost. It would be really helpful if we have our own thyroid cancer guidelines. I am not aware of any guideline or position statement coming from the Philippine  Thyroid Assoc. Anyway, I am sharing the link below:

http://oncology.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2513250