Thyroid cancer patients urged to monitor status
The China Post news staff
May 24, 2014, 12:05 am TWN
Ahead of World Thyroid Day, physicians urged patients with thyroid cancer to do regular checkups in order to prevent their condition from worsening.
Dr. Shen Hung-yuan (諶鴻遠), of the Tri-Service General Hospital's Department of Nuclear Medicine, said patients with thyroid cancer have an 80 to 90 percent over a 10-year period; however, the prognosis for thyroid cancer is generally more positive than that of other cancers; therefore, patients tend to think after a while that they've passed the worst, while physicians tend to forget to remind patients to continue their checkups.