Thyroid cancer: which factors predict reduced QoL after thyroidectomy?

  • Cancer Manag Res

  • curated by Brian Richardson, PhD
  • Univadis Clinical Summaries
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Takeaway

  • Clinical stage, surgery type, histology, neurological deficits, and marital status are associated with QoL in patients with thyroid cancer who underwent thyroidectomy.

Why this matters

  • QoL is an important consideration in patients treated for thyroid cancer.

Key results

  • At 3 months, mean overall QoL was 65.93/100 on the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire Core 30.
  • Higher clinical stage (P<.001 surgery type thyroidectomy vs lobectomy p histology papillary neurological deficits and marital status married were associated with decreased qol in multivariate analysis.>

Study design

  • 286 patients with thyroid cancer who underwent thyroidectomy were analyzed for factors associated with QoL.
  • Funding: None.

Limitations

  • Limited follow-up duration.
  • Observational study design.