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NCCN Guidelines for Patients



Thyroid Cancer, Version 1.2017

Thyroid Cancer


that you have cancer

can be overwhelming.

The goal of this book is to help you know your options. It explains which cancer

tests and treatments are recommended by experts for thyroid cancer.

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network




) is a not-for-profit

alliance of 27 of the world’s leading cancer centers. Experts from NCCN have

written treatment guidelines for doctors who treat thyroid cancer. These treatment

guidelines suggest what the best practice is for cancer care. The information in

this patient book is based on the guidelines written for doctors.

This book focuses on the treatment of thyroid cancer. Key points of the book

are summarized in the

NCCN Quick Guide™

series for Thyroid Cancer. NCCN

also offers patient books on breast cancer, lung cancer, melanoma, and many

other cancer types. Visit

for the full library of patient books,

summaries, and other resources.