Current Clinical Practice

A Risk-adapted Approach to Follow-up in Differentiated Thyroid Cancer

Valentina Tarasova and R. Michael Tuttle


The last 10 years have seen a renewed interest in a risk-adapted approach to the management of differentiated thyroid cancer. This review outlines a state-of-the-art approach to individualized management in which the original follow-up plan that was developed based on initial risk stratification is modified over time as new data become available. This risk-adapted follow-up approach allows clinicians to determine the intensity of follow-up and management recommendations in response to real-time dynamic risk assessments which may change over time.

Rambam Maimonides Med J 2016;7(1):e0004