Thyroid neoplasms after therapeutic radiation for malignancies during childhood or adolescence Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Adenoma
  • Neoplasms, Radiation-Induced
  • Thyroid Neoplasms

abstract

  • Data from this study suggest that a high proportion of clinically apparent thyroid neoplasms that develop after therapeutic radiation for a childhood malignancy are malignant. However, most of these thyroid malignancies do not appear to behave in an aggressive fashion. Because thyroid neoplasms may not become evident for decades after radiation therapy, all individuals who are at risk require life-long follow-up.

publication date

  • May 15, 2003

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/cncr.11362

PubMed ID

  • 12733137

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 2397

end page

  • 403

volume

  • 97

number

  • 10