Thyroid Cancer: A Guide for Patients
Editors: Douglas Van Nostrand, M.D., Leonard Wartofsky, M.D., Gary Bloom, & Kanchan Kulkarni, M.B.B.S.

This book is a valuable and extensive source of information about thyroid cancer and is specifically written for the patient with thyroid cancer. However, family and friends of patients who have thyroid cancer will also find this book useful.

The book discusses a wide spectrum of aspects about thyroid nodules and cancer. It is discusses the basics of the thyroid gland, the evaluation of thyroid nodules, the various types of thyroid cancer, their prognosis, and the initial diagnostic evaluation and treatment of the four major types of thyroid cancer. This includes the role of surgery and other treatments. The book also discusses diets, hormone treatment, and thyroid cancer in children and adolescents. One chapter presents the personal stories of several patients, who have or have had thyroid cancer, as well as a discussion by a pyschologist and psychiatrist. The book concludes with chapters on additional treatment alternatives, information on clinical research trials, and additional sources of information.

The book is organized and indexed to help the patient or the patient's family or friends find information that may be important for them.

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