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Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica

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ARIAS-ORTIZ, Nelson E  and  GUZMAN-GALLEGO, Eduardo A. Clinical characteristics of thyroid cancer in Manizales, Colombia, 2008-2015. Rev. perú. med. exp. salud publica [online]. 2020, vol.37, n.2, pp.287-291. ISSN 1726-4634.

A study was conducted to describe the cases of thyroid cancer in Manizales, Colombia. This study describes the characteristics of patients; and tumors according to size, laterality, focalization, nodal involvement, contiguous invasion, metastasis and TNM staging. A total of 672 cases were analyzed, 84.8% of which were women between 40 and 64 years of age. From the population, 34.1% were cases diagnosed in early stages and 15% of the tumors were >20 mm in size. Nodal and adjacent tissue involvement was present in 33% and 3% of the cases, respectively. Distant metastasis was documented in 1% of the cases. Papillary carcinoma was present in 82% of cases. Thyroid cancer in Manizales is more frequent in adult women. Tumor size and being at the early stages are factors that suggest improvement in early detection.

Keywords : Cancer; Thyroid neoplasms; Epidemiology.

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