Thyroid Disorders, An Issue of Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics available in Hardcover
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- Elsevier Health Sciences
Thyroid disorders are significant, common health problems affecting many people all over the world. Subclinical thyroid disease affects as many as 10% of the population in the United States. Incidence of thyroid cancer, compared to cancer incidence as a whole, is increasing at a steady rate. There have been numerous recent advances in diagnosis and treatment for thyroid disorders. This essential issue of the Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America presents and clarifies the most important and current topics of concern regarding thyroid assessment and management of related diseases and disorders. Topics covered include the latest thyroid function tests, thyroid and bone, nodules, cytology, thyrotoxicosis, and hypothyroidism. The most important topics in thyroid cancer are also covered, including cancer in children, molecular signaling and use of targeted agents, papillary thyroid cancer, medullary thyroid cancer, anaplastic thyroid cancer, and radioactive iodine treatment.