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Thyroid Cancer, Including Papillary, Medullary, Follicular, Anaplastic

Information on thyroid cancer, including papillary, medullary, follicular and anaplastic thyroid cancer.
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Afirma Thyroid Analysis May Help Patients Avoid Unnecessary Thyroid Surgery
The Afirma Thyroid Analysis from Veracyte is a new testing process that can eliminate inconclusive or indeterminate results on thyroid nodules, and may help patients avoid unnecessary thyroid surgery.

Thyroid Cancer Rates are Increasing
Rates of thyroid cancer are on the rise in the United States, and new research published in July of 2009 in the journal Cancer shows that the increase is not due only to better detection of existing thyroid cancers, as has previously been thought. This raises the question of which factors are in fact causing the increased rate of thyroid carcinoma in the U.S.

Thyroid Nodules and Thyroid Cancer in Pregnancy
A look at the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer in pregnancy, based on the Guidelines of the American Thyroid Association for the Diagnosis and Management of Thyroid Disease During Pregnancy and Postpartum

Your Children and the Risk of Thyroid Disease
A look at the risk factors children of thyroid patients face.

Thyroid Cancer Patients: Health, Wellness Ideas and Suggestions from People...
Thyroid cancer patients share their ideas and suggestions on health and wellness after having cancer of the thyroid

Papillary Thyroid Microcarcinoma
A May 2008 report on papillary thyroid microcarcinoma treatment followup has shown that neither total thyroidectomy nor radioiodine remnant ablation after surgery have any benefit in terms of recurrence or long-term survival for thyroid cancer patients.

Thyroid Cancer Symptoms
Thyroid cancer often starts without symptoms, but once a thyroid tumor grows, symptoms can appear. This article looks at the range of symptoms that may signal thyroid cancer.

Thyroid Cancer Risk Factors
Risk factors for thyroid cancer include iodine deficiency, radiation exposure, heredity, genetics, age, and gender. Find out more about these thyroid carcinoma risk factors.

Thyroid Cancer Patients Face Increased Risk of Second Cancer
Research has shown that thyroid cancer patients face a significantly increased risk of developing a second primary cancer, and that risk is highest in the first year after thyroid cancer diagnosis.

Why Are More People Being Diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer?
According to research published in the May 10, 2006 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the more than doubling of the rate of thyroid cancer over the past three decades is due to improved diagnostic techniques, rather than an actual increase in the occurrence of this type of cancer. Thyroid Guide Mary Shomon explores the implications for thyroid patients.

What You Need To Know About Thyroid Cancer
Information about detection, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of thyroid cancer

The Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster
Photos from the Chernobyl area, including images of the abandoned classrooms, houses, and ghost towns around Chernobyl, the site of the nuclear reactor that exploded on April 26, 1986 and caused devastation to Ukraine, Belarus, and exposed much of Europe to excessive levels of radiation

One Thyroglobulin Test Can be Predictive of Future Thyroid Cancer Metastases
Researchers have found that results of a baseline thyroglobulin test using recombinant TSH -- Thyrogen -- can be predictive of future thyroid cancer metastases.

The Low-Iodine Diet Before Radioiodine Scans For Thyroid Cancer Patients
Information about the most effective way to follow the low-iodine diet before radioiodine scans for thyroid cancer patients.

Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer / Anaplastic Carcinoma of the Thyroid
Information about anaplastic thyroid cancer, a rare but deadly form of thyroid cancer.

All About Thyroid Cancer: How to Do a Neck Check , and Thyroid Cancer Facts
With thyroid cancer in the news, awareness of this rare cancer is increasing. Could you have thyroid cancer? Take the Thyroid Neck Check to find out, and learn key facts about thyroid cancer.

What You Need to Know About Thyroid Cancer
What You Need to Know About Thyroid Cancer, an overview and introduction to the topic of thyroid cancer, one of the fastest growing cancers around the world.

Teenage Girls Most Likely to Develop Pediatric Thyroid Cancer (May 04)
Research shows that pediatric thyroid cancer shows up most commonly in the teenage years, and primarily in young women. (May '04)

An Introduction to Thyroid Cancer
An in-depth article providing a starting point for information about thyroid cancer.

Thyroid Nodules: Evaluating for Cancer
A in-depth article looking at how thyroid nodules are evaluated for potential thyroid cancer.

Thyroid Surgery: An Introduction
An article offering a detailed overview of what to expect from thyroid surgery, how to find a thyroid surgeon, and surgical followup.

Thyroid Cancer Support Forum/Bulletin Board
Support, camaraderie and information exchange for those who suspect they have thyroid cancer, have been diagnosed, and are being treated, or who are surviving after thyroid cancer.

Gail Gundling's Remarks to the Conference
Moving remarks from a long-term thyca survivor.

Thyroid Cancer Support Network
For newly diagnosed patients who wish support and guidance from a thyroid cancer survivor.

Women With Thyroid Cancer Face Higher Risk for Breast Cancer
New study finds that RAI treatment for thyroid cancer in women increases their risk for breast cancer five to twenty years later.

Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy of the Thyroid - Q&A
Everything you need to know about Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) for your thyroid nodule, featuring advice from an expert cytopathologist.

Marker in Follicular Tumors May Reduce Need for Surgery
Article discussing fusion genes, and how they can serve as gene markers for follicular thyroid cancer and help to avoid thyroid surgery.

Thyroid Nodules: When You Need a Second Opinion
Interview with Dr. Barry M. Shmookler, a surgical pathologist and founder of FindCancerExperts.com, discussing second opinions on thyroid nodules.

The Low-Iodine Diet
From your About.com Guide, the low-iodine diet, which may be prescribed by your doc prior to a thyroid scan.

Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Organization
Information on the ThyCa group's annual conference, local support groups, their invaluable online listserv, links and info. Must-read site for those with thyroid cancer.

Genzyme's Thyrogen
Website for this drug used to avoid hypothyroidism in thyroid cancer patients about to undergo a scan

Thyroid Cancer Diagnosis
Diagnosis of thyroid cancer typically involves a number of procedures and tests, including a physical exam, biopsy, fine needle aspiration biopsy / FNA, a nuclear scan / radioactive iodine uptake / RAI-U, CT scan, magnetic resonance imaging / MRI, thyroid ultrasound, and blood tests.

Thyroid Cancer Patients: Why You Need to Own Your Cancer
An interview with surgeon and patient advocate, Peter Edelstein, MD, regarding why cancer patients, including thyroid cancer patients, need to own their cancer, and take charge of their cancer in order to not get lost in the cancer machine.

Lobectomy Sufficient for Small Papillary Thyroid Cancers
A lobectomy - partial removal of the thyroid gland - appears to be as effective as a total thyroidectomy -- in treating cancerous nodules under 4 mm.

The Latest Thyroid News, Links and Articles
A look at current research, articles, links, and media opportunities for thyroid patients, summer 2014.

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