In "Toxins, Genes and Thyroid Cancer," endocrinologist R. Michael Tuttle, MD answers some Q&As related to thyroid cancer. Looking at the question of whether environmental toxins can cause thyroid cancer, Dr. Tuttle correctly points out radiation exposures as a risk for thyroid cancer, but fails to discuss any of the other environmental toxins -- perchlorate, endocrine disrupting pesticides and dioxins, BPA, and other chemicals -- that we now know have a link to thyroid problems and cancer risk. He also looks at whether thyroid cancer is inherited?
In Thyroid Cancer's Many Forms, Dr. Tuttle looks at the prognosis for various variations of thyroid cancer, including tall-cell thyroid cancers, Hurthle cells, and necrosis, and and whether there is a link between Hashimoto's disease and thyroid cancer. And Dr. Tuttle also looks at the long-term risks of thyroid cancer.
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