Thyroid Cancer

Overview

4.8 out of 5 (9 Reviews)

Credits

1.50

Post Assessment Questions

10

Expiration Date

28 Feb 2026

Last Reviewed

1 Mar 2023

Estimated Time To Finish

90 Minutes


 
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Activity Description

Thyroid cancer is a malignancy arising from the thyroid parenchymal cells. Its incidence is steadily increasing worldwide, while the mortality rate has remained stable over the past several years. The clinical behavior of thyroid cancer is highly variable, from indolent, slowly progressing tumors to highly aggressive tumors with high mortality rates. There are various new cutting-edge treatment options for advanced thyroid cancer, while there is also evidence against the overtreatment of low-risk thyroid cancers. Hence, a thorough understanding of the types of thyroid cancer and its management is of paramount importance in providing the appropriate treatment to the patient. This activity reviews the incidence, etiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of thyroid cancer and highlights the role of interprofessional communication in optimizing the care of these patients.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Outline the epidemiology and risk factors of thyroid cancer.
  • Describe the clinical presentation and detailed histopathology of the different types of thyroid cancer.
  • Explain the different treatment options for patients with thyroid cancer.
  • Highlight the importance of interprofessional teams in coordinating care to optimize outcomes for patients with thyroid cancer.

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American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology
American Board of Otolaryngology
  • Head & Neck
American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Endocrinology
American Board of Surgery
  • General Surgery

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    Reviews

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    Mary Y. on 7/20/2022

    Good review of a complex topic.

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