Thyroid Cancer

2014 – 2019

Thyroglobulin Levels Among Papillary Thyroid Cancer Patients 6 Months Post-Total Thyroidectomy

N = 294

For post-total thyroidectomy patients, completeness of thyroid surgery is assessed by the serum thyroglobulin levels 6 months postoperatively. Generally, an undetectable level (≤ 2 ng/mL, with negative thyroglobulin antibody) is a good indication of successful surgical treatment for thyroid cancer.

Tg = thyroglobulin

RAI uptake in Papillary Thyroid Cancer Patients Post-Total Thyroidectomy

N = 154

RAI = radioactive iodine

Less than 4% uptake on the radioactive iodine scan represents a more complete removal of thyroid tissue.