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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 »
Anaplastic thyroid cancer and PET by Mark Levin Posted Wed 22 Jun 2011 10:57pm FDG-PET has not been studied for surveillance in patients with ATC. A limited number of reports of FDG-PET studies in patients with ATC are available. Jadvar et al described that FDG-PET correctly detected anaplastic thyroid cancer along with other rare tumors evaluation. Conti et al found positive findings in a patient with anaplastic carci ... 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 »
What is a Low Risk Thyroid Cancer, and Do I Need Radiation? by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor Posted Wed 24 Jun 2009 2:05pm How do I know if I am very, low risk? If you are <45 years old, Get your pathology report from your surgery. Look for these itemsVery Low Risk is a patient has a single < 1 cm cancer nodule. No lymph node mets. The cell type is not an aggressive type, such as Tall Cell. There is no extension beyond the capsule of the thyroid gland. Then th ... Read on »
Thyroid Cancer Risk Persists Decades After Radiation by Medline Plus Posted Fri 17 Aug 2012 1:15pm People who survived the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as children continued to have a higher-than-normal risk of thyroid cancer more than 50 years after radiation exposure, according to a new study. Source: Reuters Health Related MedlinePlus Pages: Radiation Exposure , Thyroid Cancer 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 & 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 »
Risk for Thyroid Cancer Persists Decades After Childhood Radiation by Poh Tin Tan Posted Tue 04 Jan 2011 12:00am From Medscape Education Clinical Briefs Laurie Barclay, MD Hien T. Nghiem, MD December 23, 2010 — Caffeine intake is prevalent in children and may have negative effects on sleep duration, according to the results of a study reported online in the December 16 issue of the Journal of Pediatrics. "Caffeine's diuretic properties have e ... 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 »
88 Year Old with Recurrent Papillary Thyroid Cancer: Do No Harm or Treat? by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor Posted Wed 24 Jun 2009 2:05pm Case PresentationQuestionWhy are they treating 85-94 year old patients so aggressively? AnswerBecause they have the tools to do it. 88 Y/O male with a 4 cm mass, which was proven to be a follicular variant of papillary cancer. After total thyroidectomy, he was subjected to hormone withdrawal at his age. Well it is no surprise that he was ... Read on »