Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Integrated classifier identifies benign lung nodules

(HealthDay)—An integrated plasma proteomics classifier, which integrates the relative abundance of two plasma proteins with a clinical risk prediction model, can distinguish benign from malignant lung nodules in those at ...

Oncology & Cancer

Can a simple blood test rule out lung cancer?

Every year, health care providers in the United States discover more than 1.6 million lung nodules in patients. Many are "incidentally detected," meaning they are found during evaluation for an unrelated cause (for example, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What is Hashimoto's disease?

Your thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped organ on the front of your neck. Its main function is to produce a thyroid hormone that regulates your metabolism. Hypothyroidism occurs when a person's thyroid function decreases. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Ultrasonography not necessary for evaluation of hypothyroidism

(HealthDay)—Imaging studies, including thyroid ultrasonography, are not required for the evaluation of hypothyroidism, and their risks include treatment of incidentally discovered nodules, patient and physician anxiety, ...

Surgery

Across U.S., wide variation seen in thyroidectomy rates

(HealthDay)—There is wide variation in thyroidectomy rates among Medicare beneficiaries nationally, suggesting widely divergent local practice patterns for the management of thyroid nodules and cancer, according to a study ...

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