A Study of the Impact of the Terminology Used to Identify Papillary Thyroid Cancer on the Treatment Options Chosen by Patients


About this study

The purpose of this study is to explore how using different terms (with or without the word cancer) to identify papillary thyroid cancer might affect the decisions patients would make about treatment.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria

  • Able to complete a survey
  • Evaluated in the Thyroid-Fine Needle Aspiration Clinic, at Mayo Clinic Rochester between December 2015 and September 2016

Exclusion Criteria

  • No history of thyroid cancer

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Juan Brito Campana, M.B.B.S.

Contact us for the latest status

Contact information:

Russell Ward R.N.



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Additional contact information

Cancer-related trials contact form

Phone: 855-776-0015 (toll-free)

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