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Differentiated Thyroid Cancer

Differentiated Thyroid Cancer *The original source for this chapter was Stephanie Lee, MD. The chapter was revised for this program by David Gerber, MD. What every physician needs to know: Differentiated thyroid cancers (DTC) of thyroid epithelium account for more than 90% of thyroid cancer. In areas of sufficient iodine nutrition, the prevalence of DTC…

Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcomas

What every physician needs to know: Sarcomas are malignancies of connective tissue, e.g., bone, cartilage, skeletal or smooth muscle, fibroblasts, fat cells, blood vessels. They may occur at any age. Specific sarcomas are characteristic of different age groups, and given the number of different types of tissues involved, it is not surprising that there are…

Ovarian Cancer

What every physician needs to know: While less common than cancers of the cervix and endometrium, ovarian cancer causes more deaths in the United States than the two other major female pelvic malignancies combined. Unfortunately, there are no known effective screening tests for the cancer, symptoms are non-specific, and the large majority of patients present…

Renal cell carcinoma

What every physician needs to know: Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) accounts for 3% of malignant tumors and is the seventh leading cause of cancer deaths in the USA. An estimated 63,000 new renal tumors were diagnosed in 2013 with over 13,000 deaths. It is most common in the seventh decade of life, and there is…

Undifferentiated thyroid cancer

Undifferentiated (Anaplastic) Thyroid Cancer*The original source for this chapter was Prof. Furio Pacini. The chapter was revised for this program by David Gerber, MD. What every physician needs to know: Undifferentiated thyroid carcinoma (UTC) refers to a cancer arising from the follicular thyroid epithelium but lacking the typical differentiation feature of the thyroid gland (iodine…

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