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Test May Reduce the Need for Surgery to Diagnose Thyroid Cancer by Posted Wed 11 Jul 2012 10:08pm A new test may spare some patients with suspicious thyroid nodules from diagnostic surgery. Researchers analyzed thyroid nodule samples collected via fine-needle aspiration (FNA) for the expression of a panel of 167 genes and found that the test accurately identified whether nodules were cancerous 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 »
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 »
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 »
Mouse Model of Thyroid Cancer by 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 »
How to Explain the Surge in the Diagnosis of Cancer of the Thyroid by Bruce Friedman Patient Expert Posted Wed 05 Mar 2014 12:00am I have posted a number of notes about incidentalomas which are benign lesions in the lungs, as only one example, which may be better undetected (see, for example: How to Avoid the Risks of a CT Incidentaloma ;  More (and Interesting) Discussion about Incidentalomas ). Once even a hint of a lung lesion appears in ... Read on »
Remember Fukushima? Children Thyroid Cancer 40 Times Normal by Jennifer Lance Patient Expert Posted Wed 18 Jun 2014 12:00am Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to for updates on this topic. It has been over three years since the nuclear disaster occurred at Fukushima.  One of the biggest concerns with radiation is the effect it has on the thyroid.  Located in our neck, the thyroid gland secretes hormones.  According to WebMD ... Read on »
What do I Need to do Before my Thyroid Cancer Surgery? by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor Posted Wed 24 Jun 2009 2:05pm If you are told you have a positive cancer FNA biopsy result on a thyroid nodule, or they say it is suspicious for cancer, what do you neeed to be done BEFORE the surgery? First, if you are not seeing a thyroidologist, or an endcrinologist with an interest in thyroid cancer, request a referral. The Pre-operative screening should include a can ... 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 »