Dana Barnea, MD, on Screening Survivors for Thyroid Cancer
2016 Cancer Survivorship Symposium
Dana Barnea, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses data that suggest annual palpation of the thyroid is an adequate and safe means of screening childhood and young adult cancer survivors, a population at high risk for this type of cancer (Abstract 254).
Christopher J. Recklitis, PhD, MPH, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discusses these side effects and some practical approaches to managing them with educational, medical, behavioral, and lifestyle interventions.
Erin Elizabeth Hahn, PhD, MPH, of Kaiser Permanente Southern California, discusses the use of recommended post-treatment services for adolescent and young adult Hodgkin lymphoma survivors (Abstract 107).
Patricia A. Ganz, MD, of the University of California at Los Angeles, discusses the limited sensitivity and specificity of surveillance testing for cancer recurrence and finding a better way to reassure patients about their continuing care.
Smita Bhatia, MD, MPH, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, discusses long-term and late effects experienced by cancer survivors.
Kevin C. Oeffinger, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, summarizes the main take-home messages of the conference.