Articles tagged with "observation"

Clarity Needed on Which Patients with PTC Can Be Safely Observed

Can localized papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) forgo surgery and be observed? Background: Recent epidemiologic trends have documented a dramatic increase in the incidence of PTC, much of it due to the overdiagnosis of subclinical PTC. In 2006, the authors published a landmark study demonstrating this increase and raised the question of whether the definition or treatment […]