External beam radiotherapy in thyroid cancer

Author(s): Dr K P Rooney, Professor C M Nutting

Hospital: Northern Ireland Cancer Centre, Royal Marsden Hospital

Reference: RAD Magazine, 44, 523, 17


Thyroid cancer is the most common endocrine malignancy, resulting in more than 300 deaths in the UK each year. It has a female preponderance and typically presents as an incidental finding on imaging or with a neck mass. There are three main groups: Differentiated, medullary and anaplastic carcinoma. Differentiated thyroid carcinoma has the highest incidence and is comprised mostly of papillary and follicular carcinoma with an excellent survival rate.

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