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Contents
7

How to use this book
8

1: Thyroid cancer
9

The thyroid
10

Cancer basics
10

Thyroid cancer
12

Review
15

2: Testing for thyroid cancer
16

Medical history and physical exam
17

Blood tests
17

Imaging tests
19

Test results
21

Review
24

3: Thyroid cancer stages and treatment planning
26

Treatment team
27

Cancer stages
27

Treatment planning
30

Treatment and follow-up care
30

Review
31

4: Overview of cancer treatments
32

Surgery
33

Radioactive iodine
34

Radiation therapy
35

Thyroid hormone replacement therapy
36

Chemotherapy
36

Targeted therapy
37

Clinical trials
38

Review
39

5: Treatment guide for differentiated thyroid cancer
40

Differentiated thyroid cancer
41

Papillary thyroid cancer
41

Follicular and Hürthle cell thyroid cancer
44

Papillary, follicular, and Hürthle cell thyroid cancer
46

Review
56

6: Treatment guide for medullary thyroid cancer
57

Medullary thyroid cancer
58

Next steps of care
63

Review
64

7: Treatment guide for anaplastic (undifferentiated) thyroid cancer
65

Anaplastic thyroid cancer
66

Review
68

8: Making treatment decisions
69

It’s your choice
70

Questions to ask your doctors
70

Questions to ask your doctors about testing and results
71

Questions to ask your doctors about treatment options
72

Questions to ask your doctors about side effects
73

Questions to ask your doctors about clinical trials
74

Deciding between options
75

Websites
76

Review
76

Glossary
77

Dictionary
78

Acronyms
82

NCCN Panel Members for Thyroid Carcinoma
85

NCCN Member Institutions
86

Index
88