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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HMO Offers Poor and Outdated Thyroid Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy To One of Their Own Employees.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 »
Minimal Reporting Guidelines for the Treatment of Cancer Patients by Dr.Prashant Jani Patient Expert Posted Fri 04 Sep 0011 12:00am Minimal Reporting Guidelines for the  Treatment of Cancer Patients  As laboratory physicians, our contribution to patient care is knowledge:  this is the starting point from which all informed therapeutic intervention proceeds.  How that knowledge is obtained and communicated is the art and science of our profession ... Read on »
Minimal Reporting Guidelines for the Treatment of Cancer Patients by Dr.Prashant Jani Patient Expert Posted Mon 05 Sep 2011 1:55am Minimal Reporting Guidelines for the  Treatment of Cancer Patients  As laboratory physicians, our contribution to patient care is knowledge:  this is the starting point from which all informed therapeutic intervention proceeds.  How that knowledge is obtained and communicated is the art and science of our profession. ... Read on »
A German Story of a Failed Treatment Plan for a Radiation Exposured Patient With a Toxic Nodule, and the Negative Long Term Effe by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor Posted Wed 24 Jun 2009 2:05pm A 45 Y/O female presented to my center with a thyroid nodule. The history was positive for radiation therapy for a skin problem as a child in Germany. At age 30 she had symptoms of hyperthyroidism, and was diagnosed with a single toxic nodule by thyroid uptake and scan. The endocrinologist in Berlin referred her to a surgeon, who did a lobectomy re ... Read on »
A German Story of a Failed Treatment Plan for a Radiation Exposured Patient With a Toxic Nodule, and the Negative Long Term Effe by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:04pm A 45 Y/O female presented to my center with a thyroid nodule. The history was positive for radiation therapy for a skin problem as a child in Germany. At age 30 she had symptoms of hyperthyroidism, and was diagnosed with a single toxic nodule by thyroid uptake and scan. The endocrinologist in Berlin referred her to a surgeon, who did a lobectomy ... 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 »