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Thyroid cancer patients urged to monitor status

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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.