Hemithyroidectomy linked to better quality of life for adults with low-risk thyroid cancer

Hemithyroidectomy is associated with better quality of life after surgery than total thyroidectomy for adults with low-risk differentiated thyroid cancer, though more studies are needed, according to findings from a systematic review.
“The long-term data are mixed on how the extent of surgery affects health-related quality of life in patients with low-risk differentiated thyroid cancer,” Susan C. Pitt, MD, MPHS, FACS, associate professor of surgery and director of engagement, Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Policy at the University of Michigan, told Healio. “Many studies

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