The literature on an association between acromegaly and cancer is particularly abundant on either colorectal cancer or thyroid cancer, and an endless debate is ongoing whether patients with acromegaly should be submitted to specific oncology screening and surveillance protocols. The aim of the present work is to review the most recent data on the risk of either colorectal cancer or thyroid cancer in acromegaly and discuss the opportunity for specific screening in relation to the accepted procedures in the general population.

Thyroid and colorectal cancer screening in acromegaly patients: Should it be different from that in the general population?

Terzolo M.;Puglisi S.;Reimondo G.;
2020

Abstract

The literature on an association between acromegaly and cancer is particularly abundant on either colorectal cancer or thyroid cancer, and an endless debate is ongoing whether patients with acromegaly should be submitted to specific oncology screening and surveillance protocols. The aim of the present work is to review the most recent data on the risk of either colorectal cancer or thyroid cancer in acromegaly and discuss the opportunity for specific screening in relation to the accepted procedures in the general population.
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ENDOCRINOLOGY
183
4
D1
D13
https://eje.bioscientifica.com/view/journals/eje/183/4/EJE-19-1009.xml
Acromegaly; Adenoma; Colorectal Neoplasms; Endocrinology; Growth Hormone-Secreting Pituitary Adenoma; Humans; Medical Oncology; Population Surveillance; Practice Guidelines as Topic; Thyroid Neoplasms; Early Detection of Cancer; Mass Screening; Monitoring, Physiologic
Terzolo M.; Puglisi S.; Reimondo G.; Dimopoulou C.; Stalla G.K.
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