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Thyroid Cancer (cont.)

Synonyms and Keywords

thyroid carcinoma, thyroid neoplasms, papillary thyroid carcinoma, follicular thyroid carcinoma, medullary thyroid carcinoma, MTC, anaplastic thyroid carcinoma, Hürthle cell carcinoma, thyroid malignancy, thyroid disease, primary thyroid lymphoma, primary thyroid sarcoma, thyroid nodule, multiple endocrine neoplasia 2A, MEN 2A, multiple endocrine neoplasia 2B, MEN 2B, familial medullary thyroid carcinoma, FMTC, RET proto-oncogene, genetic testing, thyroidectomy, isthmectomy, thyroid lobectomy, subtotal thyroidectomy, total thyroidectomy

Authors and Editors

Author: Stephanie L Lee, MD, PhD, FACE, Director of Thyroid Disease Center, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine

Coauthor(s): Sonia Ananthakrishnan, MD, Fellow in Endocrinology, Boston Medical Center

Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD

Last Editorial Review: 11/6/2008

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