The treatment for distant metastatic thyroid cancer
Fabian Pitoia, M.D.
serves as the Head of the Thyroid Section of the Division of Endocrinology and Investigation Area Coordinator at the Hospital de Clinicas of the University of Buenos Aires (UBA). He works also as an Proffessor of internal medicine at the Faculty of Medicine (UBA).
Dr Pitoia serves as a Full Member of the Argentine Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism, of the Latin American Thyroid Society, the Endocrine Society and he is a Correspondent Member of the American Thyroid Association.
In this episode Dr. Pitoia addresses the following topics:
- 10% of thyroid cancer patients will have distant metastatic disease
- The disease will travel to lungs, bones, or both
- Treatment with RAI is most effective for those under 40 years old
- Evaluation of metastatic thyroid cancer in the lungs is a CT scan
- In 2006, there was a change in the treatment of the disease
- Adverse events of medication
- The coordination between the endocrinologist and the oncologist