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thyroid & thyroid cancer, 101 by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted Wed 17 Nov 2004 12:00am 1 Comment It was brought to my attention today that I use a lot of terms and abbreviations that are not familiar to anyone who hasn't had thyroid problems, or thyroid cancer. So I thought I would put together an entry of the most common terms and abbreviations I use. First, the thyroid is a little gland shaped like a butterfly on ... Read on »
Obese More Likely to Be Diagnosed With Advanced Thyroid Cancer by HealthFinder Posted Mon 21 May 2012 1:00pm healthnewslink Study says they also were in the later stages, had more aggressive disease at diagnosis. MON ... Read on »
Freaky Friday Medical Fact ~ Thyroid Cancer by Mandy .. Patient Expert Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 7:26pm Freaky Friday Medical Fact ~ Thyroid January is thyroid awareness month. For my first “Freaky Friday Medical Fact” I chose these interesting facts about thyroid cancer. • Thyroid cancer is the most common endocrine cancer. Thyroid cancer is a cancerous tumor or growth located within the thyroid gland. • Thyroi ... Read on »
Thyroid Cancer and Enviornmental Factors by robs723 Patient Expert Posted Wed 15 Jul 2009 8:01pm So, I'm totally piggybacking off of last night's stupid cancer radio show, and fine tuning it to what I know about the environmental factors contributing to thyroid cancer, along with some theories. This topic isn't just timely b/c of the radio show, which you can listen to here, if you missed it, but also w/ yesterday's news article about ... Read on »
FDA Approves New Treatment for Rare Form of Thyroid Cancer by Medline Plus Posted Thu 07 Apr 2011 3:02pm FDA approves new treatment for rare form of thyroid cancer Vandetanib is first drug approved for medullary thyroid cancer The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved vandetanib to treat adult patients with late-stage (metastatic) medullary thyroid cancer who are ineligible for surgery and who have disease that is g ... Read on »
Radiation Exposure Associated With More Aggressive Thyroid Cancer, Worse Outcomes by Katherine B. Patient Expert Posted Thu 23 Apr 2009 5:09pm CHICAGO – Patients with thyroid cancer who have previously been exposed to radiation—for example, in the workplace, through environmental exposure or for treatment of acne or another condition—appear to have more aggressive disease and tend to have worse outcomes in the long term, according to a report in the April issue of Archives of Otolaryngo ... Read on »
Mouse Model of Thyroid Cancer by nih.gov Posted Wed 20 Oct 2010 8:00pm Description of Invention: This technology describes a mouse model of thyroid cancer where the phosphatidy-linositol 3-kinase (Pl3K)-AKT/protein kinase B-signaling pathway is overactivated. These mice have a knock-in dominantly negative mutant thyroid hormone receptor beta gene (TRbetaPV mutant) that spontaneously develops thy ... Read on »
What is anaplastic thyroid cancer by rita359 Posted Sun 03 Feb 2013 1:56pm Anaplastic thyroid cancer is a very rare form of thyroid cancer, which is one of the most aggressive forms of cancer and unfortunately is often lethal.  This type of cancer, also known as undifferentiated thyroid cancer, thankfully is the case in only 1-2% of all cases of thyroid cancer.  It usually develops in older people, over the age of 60, ... Read on »
Got thyroid cancer? Take this … by Matthew Z. Patient Expert Posted Tue 23 Mar 2010 8:23am Got thyroid cancer? Take this survey from international coalition of patient advocacy groups. Ends Fri! # stupidcancer Read on »
Higher cancer risk continues after Chernobyl;NIH study finds that thyroid cancer risk for those who were children and adolescent by Cancer.gov Posted Fri 18 Mar 2011 9:11pm Higher cancer risk continues after Chernobyl; NIH study finds that thyroid cancer risk for those who were children and adolescents when exposed to fallout has not yet begun to decline Nearly 25 years after the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, exposure to radioactive iodine-131(I-131, a radioactive isotope) fr ... Read on »