Essentials of Thyroid Cancer Management
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Essentials of Thyroid Cancer Management

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Robert J. Amdur
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The goal of this book is to provide Endocrinologists, Surgeons, Nuclear Medicine Physicians, and Radiation Oncologists with practical advice about managing patients with thyroid cancer. This book will not replace the excellent publications that focus on a highly speci?c topic or provide an exhaustive review of major s- jects from the perspective of a particular specialty. These kinds of publications will always be an important source of information for both students and expe- enced practitioners. The void that we see is the lack of a single, concise, up-- date reference that is applicable to all of the specialists who make clinical de- sions about thyroid cancer patients. Essentials of Thyroid Cancer Management will ?ll this void in a manner that is both user-friendly and technically compreh- sive. For reading ef?ciency, this book contains the minimum of text required to explain how to make sound clinical decisions in speci?c situations. We rely heavily on tables, diagrams, graphs, photographs, and other ?gures to convey this information. Subjects are addressed in a large number of chapters that each focus on a relatively narrow topic. In some cases, there is overlap between the information in multiple different chapters so the reader does not have to page back and forth between different sections of the book. As occurs in every area of medicine, there is controversy about important issues in the management of thyroid cancer.
Provides an up-to-date reference that currently meets the needs of clinicians who manage patients with thyroid cancer
Basic Thyroid Anatomy.- Thyroid and Parathyroid Physiology.- Pathology and Classification Of Thyroid Carcinoma.- The American Joint Committee on Cancer System of Staging Thyroid Cancer.- The Diagnosis of Thyroid Cancer.- Definitions: Thyroid Uptake Measurement, Thyroid Scan, and Whole Body Scan.- Thyroid Stunning.- The Role of a Diagnostic Radioiodine Whole Body Scan (DxWBS).- The Value of a Post-Treatment Whole Body Scan.- Examples of Radioiodine Whole Body Scans.- Computerized Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance (MR) Imaging of Thyroid Cancer.- Positron Emission Tomography (PET) of Thyroid Cancer.- Neck Ultrasonography in Patients with Thyroid Cancer.- Incidence, Prevalence, Recurrence, and Mortality of Differentiated Thyroid Cancer.- Factors that Predict Cancer Recurrence and Death from Differentiated Thyroid Cancer.- A Total Thyroidectomy Rarely Removes All Thyroid Tissue.- Neck Dissections to Remove Malignant Lymph Nodes.- Potential Complications of Thyroid Cancer Surgery.- Half-Life and Emission Products of I-131.- Choosing the Activity of I-131 for Therapy.- Requirements for Outpatient Release Following I-131 Therapy.- A Checklist of Things to do at the Clinic Visit Prior to I-131 Therapy.- A Checklist of Things to do on the Day of I-131 Administration.- Documents that Facilitate I-131 Scheduling and Patient Education.- The Low-Iodine Diet.- Intravenous Iodinated Contrast Effects Iodine Uptake for Months.- Measuring Urinary Iodine (UI).- Using Lithium Carbonate to Increase the Effectiveness of I-131.- Thyroid Hormone Withdrawal to Elevate TSH.- Recombinant Human TSH: Background Information and Standard Protocol.- Using rhTSH Prior to I-131 Therapy.- I-131 Therapy in a Patient with a Small Thyroid Remnant.- I-131 Therapy in a Patient with a Large Thyroid Remnant.- Effects of Suppressing Thyrotropin on Tumor Growth and Recurrence.- Potential Side Effects and Complications of I-131 Therapy.- Management of Xerostomia, Taste Impairment and Dental Prophlaxis.- An Overview of Follow-Up of Differentiated Thyroid Cancer.- Follow-Up of Differentiated Thyroid Cancer Using Serum Thyroglobulin Measurements.- Overview of Management of Differentiated Thyroid Carcinoma in Patients with Negative Whole Body Radioiodine Scans and Elevated Serum Thyroglobulin Levels.- Treatment Guidelines When the Only Evidence of Disease is an Elevated Serum Thyroglobulin Level.- Treatment of Residual Differentiated Thyroid Cancer in the Neck and Mediastinum.- Treatment of Lung Metastases from Differentiated Thyroid Cancer.- Treatment of Bone Metastases from Differentiated Thyroid Cancer.- Treatment of Spinal Cord Compression from Metastatic Thyroid Cancer.- Treatment of Brain Metastasis from Differentiated Thyroid Cancer.- Management of Differentiated Thyroid Cancer During Pregnancy.- Thyroid Cancer Originating in a Thyroglossal Duct Remnant.- Tall and Collumnar Variants of Papillary Carcinoma.- Diffuse Sclerosing Variant of Papillary Carcinoma.- Hürthle Cell Carcinoma.- Insular and other Poorly Differentiated Thyroid Carcinomas.- Anaplastic Carcinoma.- Diagnosis and Management of Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma.- External Beam Radiotherapy Dose Schedules.- Indications for External Beam Radiation Therapy for Differentiated Thyroid Cancer.- Sequencing of I-131 and External Beam Radiation Therapy for Differentiated Thyroid Cancer.- Indications for EBRT for Medullary and Anaplastic Thyroid Carcinoma.- Conventional Radiotherapy Technique for Treating Thyroid Cancer.- Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy for Thyroid Cancer.- Drawing Target Volumes for Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy for Thyroid Cancer.- Potential Toxicity of External Beam Radiotherapy for Thyroid Cancer.- Resource Websites.

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