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Lobectomy for a Large Benign Thyroid Nodule? Second Opinion Saved the Day by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor Posted Tue 09 Nov 2010 12:00am 50 Y/O female for second opinion on a referral for a lobectomy for a very large thyroid nodule. The FNA of the nodule was benign, but because of the size her endocrinologists referred her for surgery. The ultrasound described two small insignificant nodules 7 mm each in the opposite lobe. My evaluation revealed a major historical finding not kno ... 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 »
HMO Offers Poor and Outdated Thyroid Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy To One of Their Own Employees. by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor Posted Mon 07 Feb 2011 12:00am 45 Y/O F had a isthmus nodule felt by her GI physician. An ultrasound done by a radiologist noted more nodules and one of them was biopsied. The results were suspicious, but she refused a lobectomy until an outside opinion that she had to pay for out of her own pocket.A second biopsy was even less helpful. After it they still wanted to operate. ... Read on »
Thyroid nodule by Ahmad.H Posted Sat 25 Sep 2010 12:00am Hello, Today's topic will be about "Thyroid nodule". First let me give a brief introduction about the thyroid gland.  The thyroid gland is the biggest gland in the neck. It's function is to secrete hormones responsible for regulating the body's metabolism. It is situated in the front of the neck, below the larynx. The gland consists of tw ... Read on »
down day by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted Wed 06 Oct 2004 12:00am N xxumulRION OD Oh, that looks kind of cool, huh? That's what "An accumulation of" looks like when your hands are shifted one key to the left and you type without looking at either the screen or the keyboard. (I can't see the keyboard very well, actually, since it is in darkness and the monitor's brightness is keeping my pupils ... Read on »
Suffering from a Low Thyroid? Naturally Restore Thyroid Function and Improve your Energy & Wellbeing by Melissa G. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Sat 13 Sep 2008 11:47pm 3 Comments For years, I've been plagued by a low thyroid disorder. I've also had chronic fatigue and adrenal fatigue syndrome and the two are linked to they thyroid. The glands in our bodies all work in a symbiotic unison and when one is off balance, most likely the others will be as well. I found balancing a good diet and supplementation I was able ... Read on »
Thyroid.About.Com, the Source for Dangerous Thyroid Information has Done it Again. Now You Don't Need an Endocrinologist at All! by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor Posted Wed 24 Jun 2009 2:05pm 3 Comments The about.thyroid.com website, for alternative medical information has reached a new low. Patients with thyroid disease should NOT see an endocrinologist or thyroidologist. The post claims that "thyroid friendly" alternative types will listen to the patient and give them therapy based on symptoms, rather than hard thyroid hormone blood studies. The ... Read on »
Thyroid.About.Com, the Source for Dangerous Thyroid Information has Done it Again. Now You Don't Need an Endocrinologist at All! by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:04pm 2 Comments The about.thyroid.com website, for alternative medical information has reached a new low. Patients with thyroid disease should NOT see an endocrinologist or thyroidologist. The post claims that "thyroid friendly" alternative types will listen to the patient and give them therapy based on symptoms, rather than hard thyroid hormone blood studies. T ... 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 »
Mary Shomon, and the Medical Review Board of about.thyroid.com, on their Opinion on the Top Thyroid Websites: Pros and Cons by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor Posted Wed 24 Jun 2009 2:05pm The last newsletter from Mary Shomon has her company's opinion on the top thyroid websites. I am honored to be listed alongside the Endocrine Society, and the American Thyroid Association. She has cleverly added a medical review board, since her last top websites list, probably paid by her corporation, which has 12 physicians, who are evaluating ... Read on »