This nomogram predicts cause-specific mortality for an individual with differentiated thyroid cancer. Because the mortality rate from thyroid cancer is relatively low, a relatively large fraction of people with thyroid cancer may actually die of causes other than thyroid cancer. To account for this, a competing-risks regression analysis was used, to avoid overestimation of thyroid cancer-specific mortality.
Enter the patient details below to calculate the predicted cause-specific mortality over a given period of time.
This web-based nomogram calculator is based on a competing risks model built from a series of 9,666 differentiated thyroid cancer patients from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database. For more information, see Park R, Mori M, Austin D, Shindo M, Wang S, Gross N. Nomogram Predictive Of 10-Year Cause-Specific Mortality In Differentiated Thyroid Cancer. 82nd Annual Meeting of the American Thyroid Association, Sep 19-23, 2012. Thyroid. September 2012, 22(S1): A26.