Guidelines from American Thyroid Association

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc., is pleased to have provided grants in support of the development of some of the American Thyroid Association’s (ATA) thyroid cancer management guidelines for professionals. 

The Guidelines were compiled by ATA GuidelinesTask Forces. The members of each Guidelines Task Force were selected for their expertise on the topics covered. The Guidelines were reviewed by the ATA Board of Directors and submitted to the ATA membership for comment prior to publication. 

The guidelines are published in ATA’s Journal Thyroid, published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. The Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., site also has the ATA guidelines on other thyroid topics, as well as surgical statements. 

Below are links to the thyroid cancer guidelines, followed by background information.

Differentiated Thyroid Cancer: Papillary, Follicular, Variants

The American Thyroid Association Guidelines Task Force developed these Management Guidelines for Patients with Thyroid Nodules and Differentiated Thyroid Cancer, published in 2015. The guidelines cover the testing of thyroid nodules and the management of differentiated thyroid cancer (papillary, follicular, and variants). 

Topics include testing of nodules, diagnosis, surgery, staging, radioiodine ablation, post-therapy scans, TSH levels, thyroglobulin testing, the use of ultrasound, RAI scans, other imaging techniques, management of metastatic thyroid cancer, and many other topics. 

The thyroid cancer specialists who developed the guidelines include many ThyCa medical advisors and conference and workshop speakers. We encourage you to print out these guidelines for your reference. 

For more details about the management of differentiated thyroid cancer (papillary, follicular, and variants), visit these sections of our web site.

Medullary Thyroid Cancer

A task force of specialists in Medullary Thyroid Cancer developed these guidelines, published in 2015. The guidelines provide a detailed resource based on the latest research and clinical practice.

The medullary thyroid cancer specialists who developed these guidelines include ThyCa medical advisors and conference and workshop speakers. We encourage you to print out these guidelines for your reference. 

For more information and support services related to medullary thyroid cancer, visit these sections of our web site: 

Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer 

A task force of specialists in Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer developed these guidelines, published in 2012. The guidelines provide a detailed resource based on the latest research and clinical practice.

The anaplastic thyroid cancer specialists who developed these guidelines include ThyCa medical advisors and conference and workshop speakers. We encourage you to print out these guidelines for your reference. 

For more information and support services related to anaplastic thyroid cancer, visit these sections of our web site: 

Pediatric Thyroid Cancer

A task force of specialists in Pediatric Thyroid Cancer developed these guidelines, published in 2015. The guidelines provide a detailed resource based on the latest research and clinical practice.

The pediatric thyroid cancer specialists who developed these guidelines include ThyCa medical advisors and conference and workshop speakers. We encourage you to print out these guidelines for your reference.

For more information and support services related to pediatric thyroid cancer, visit these sections of our web site:

Invitation to Learn More

Our conferences, workshops, seminars, videos with experts, and other resources also offer updates from numerous specialists. 

Many of these resources are helpful to people with all types of thyroid cancer. 

Upon request, we will mail your physician a free copy of the guidelines, together with free materials for patients. Please e-mail the physician’s name and address to thyca@thyca.org, or fax the information to the ThyCa fax at 1-630-604-6078, or call toll-free 1-877-588-7904.


Last updated:  March 14, 2016