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Are flame retardant chemicals fueling thyroid cancer?

Surgeon Julie Ann Sosa, MD, professor of advanced oncologic and GI surgery, is an international authority on thyroid cancer, and right about now her expertise is in great demand. Thyroid cancer is the fastest-increasing cancer ...

Dec 14, 2015
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Opinion: Overdiagnosing and making well people sick

Is there such a thing as being too cautious about one's health? That question is explored today by ECU's Professor Moira Sims who considers the effectiveness of the tests and subsequent treatments and whether the process ...

Dec 03, 2015
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Researchers discover new thyroid cancer gene

Cleveland Clinic researchers have discovered a new gene associated with Cowden syndrome, an inherited condition that carries high risks of thyroid, breast, and other cancers, and a subset of non-inherited thyroid cancers, ...

Oct 29, 2015
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Thyroid neoplasm

Thyroid neoplasm or thyroid cancer usually refers to any of four kinds of malignant tumors of the thyroid gland: papillary, follicular, medullary or anaplastic. Most patients are 25 to 65 years of age when first diagnosed; women are more affected than men. Papillary and follicular tumors are the most common. They grow slowly and may recur, but are generally not fatal in patients under 45 years of age. Medullary tumors have a good prognosis if restricted to the thyroid gland and a poorer prognosis if metastasis occurs. Anaplastic tumors are fast-growing and respond poorly to therapy.

Thyroid nodules are diagnosed by ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration (USG/FNA) or frequently by thyroidectomy (surgical removal and subsequent histological examination). As thyroid cancer can take up iodine, radioactive iodine is commonly used to treat thyroid carcinomas, followed by TSH suppression by high-dose thyroxine therapy.

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