Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2022 22;27(1):121-124. Epub 2022 Mar 22.
Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida, United States.
Background: In patients with well-differentiated thyroid cancer, there is controversy about the prognostic importance of a large number of positive neck nodes and the potential value of radioiodine therapy. The purpose of this study was to evaluate this issue in the group of patients for whom it is most clinically important - those with classic histology and favorable T and M stage.
Materials And Methods: Twenty-five patients met the following inclusion criteria: classic histology of papillary or follicular thyroid carcinoma treated with total thyroidectomy and neck dissection followed by adjuvant I-131 treatment in our department between January 1, 2003, and December 31, 2013; adult age of > 21 years; and American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC ) stage (8 edition) of T0-3, N1b with ≥ 5 positive nodes, and M0. Read More