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Three-year postoperative surveillance cost-effective for patients with low-risk papillary thyroid cancer

April 27, 2015

Compared with annual surveillance, postoperative surveillance every 3 years, after 5 years of annual surveillance is projected to be cost-effective in patients with low-risk papillary thyroid cancer, according to researchers.

James X. Wu, MD, of the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, and colleagues used a Markov discrete time state transition model to compare annual postoperative surveillance and postoperative surveillance every 3 years after 5 years of annual surveillance in patients with low-risk papillary thyroid cancer (PTC). The reference case was defined as having negative neck ultrasound and stimulated thyroglobulin less than 2 ng/mL 1-year after total thyroidectomy for a 2-cm noninvasive PTC.  

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