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Lower Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Levels Elevate Risk of Thyroid Cancer (09/20/2017)

There is an increased risk of thyroid cancer associated with lower-than-normal thyroid hormone levels, a finding that could have a major impact on patients fighting the disease. The Yale-led study, published in American Association for Cancer Research journal examined the effect of Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) on the development of human papillary thyroid cancer (PTC). …

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Pass it On: It’s National Thyroid Awareness Month (09/08/2017)

The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped organ that is below the Adam’s apple in the front part of the neck. It produces, stores, and releases hormones that regulate vital body functions. Thyroid cancer happens when cells in the thyroid grow out of control. There are two main types of cells in the thyroid: follicular cells …

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Targeted Therapies Show Initial Effectiveness in Subset of Papillary Thyroid Cancer (06/06/2017)

Two immunotherapy drugs currently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of melanoma also show promise for treating a rare but aggressive form of papillary thyroid cancer. Up to 44 percent of papillary thyroid cancer patients have a B-raf mutation that can be specifically targeted by existing cancer drugs. The …

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Thyroid Cancer Survivors May Have Increased Risk of Osteoporosis and Heart Conditions (03/03/2017)

The results of a recent new study find that younger survivors of thyroid cancer are at increased risk for osteoporosis, high blood pressure and heart disease.  Thyroid cancer is the fifth most common cancer in women. The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped organ that is below the Adam’s apple in the front part of the …

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Complications Decrease with Surgeon Experience in Thyroidectomy (04/06/2016)

Among patients undergoing the surgical removal of their thyroid, complications associated with the procedure are drastically reduced if surgeons perform a larger number of the surgeries per year. These results were recently published in the Annals of Surgery. The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland that is located at the base of the neck. It … Continue reading "Complications Decrease with Surgeon Experience in Thyroidectomy"