What are the treatment guidelines for differentiated thyroid cancers?

Updated: Jun 24, 2020
  • Print
Answer

Answer

The treatment of choice for differentiated thyroid cancers is surgery, whenever possible, followed by radioiodine (131I) in selected patients and thyrotropin suppression in most patients, according to the NCCN guidelines. [5]

While ESMO guidelines consider thyroidectomy to be standard of care for other thyroid tumors, they recommend proposing active ultrasound surveillance of every 6–12 months for unifocal papillary microcarcinomas (≤10 mm) with no evidence of extracapsular extension or lymph node metastases. Lobectomy (instead of total thyroidectomy) may be proposed for selected low-risk (T1a–T1b–T2, N0) tumors. [6]  


Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!