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With Thyroid Nodules, Bigger Doesn’t Always Mean Bad
The size of the thyroid nodule isn't enough to determine need for surgery, there must be signs of cancer from molecular tests or biopsy to warrant a thyroidectomy.
Newly Diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer?
Your Guide to Next Steps
You’ve just been diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Now what? Our helpful guide to choosing a surgeon, what to expect in the hospital and during recovery with advice from Catherine Sinclair, MD, FRACS, director of the division of head and neck surgery at Mt. Sinai West and an attending surgeon at Mt. Sinai Cancer Centers of New York.
An American Idol Finds Her Voice After Thyroid Cancer
American Idol finalist, Jax, talks about being diagnosis with thyroid cancer and the fear of losing her voice for good.
Does Underactive Thyroid Lead To Weight Gain—Or Vice-Versa?
New research shows that excess weight may be slowing down the thyroid, instead of a slow thyroid making it easy to pack on the pounds, says Cari Kitahara, PhD, MHS, an epidemiologist at the National Cancer Institute who presented her findings on obesity, thyroid function and weight at the 86th annual meeting of the American Thyroid Association in Denver Sept. 24.
Thyroid Cancer: Epidemic or Overdiagnosis?
Many experts are now saying that not everyone with thyroid cancer may need immediate treatment—or any treatment at all—according to a Mayo Clinic expert speaking at the opening session of the American Thyroid Associaiton's 86th annual meeting in Denver. 
Thyroid Cancer: Questions to Ask Your Doctor
Thyroid cancer treatment team members, their roles, and questions to ask
The purpose of this article is to help you understand who may make up your treatment team and questions to ask to help you to make the best decisions about your medical care, or that of a loved one.
Thyroid Cancer Follow-Up Care
Periodic monitoring for recurrence of thyroid cancer
After initial treatment for thyroid cancer, it is essential that you periodically follow-up with your doctor. Your doctor may recommend you receive a physical examination and full evaluation every 6 months or yearly.
Radioactive Iodine Therapy for Papillary or Follicular Thyroid Cancer
Eliminating thyroid cells after surgery and testing for thyroid cancer recurrence
Radioactive iodine therapy (RAI), also known as radioiodine remnant ablation (RRA), is a treatment some patients with papillary or follicular thyroid cancer may receive after thyroidectomy. RAI or RRA is administered to destroy remaining (or remnant) thyroid cells after surgery.
Common Thyroid Tumor Downgraded to Non-Cancerous
An international panel of pathologists and clinicians has decided to rename a type of thyroid tumor—until now deemed malignant—as non-cancerous.
For Best Thyroid Surgery Results, Pick Doctor With 25-Plus Cases a Year
Patients who need to have their thyroid gland removed, due to cancer or other conditions, should seek out a surgeon who performs more than 25 such operations each year, according to new research.  
How Common is Thyroid Cancer? Neck Lumps and Thyroid Nodules
Thyroid cancer is a cancer that starts in the thyroid gland, a small butterfly-shaped gland located in the middle of the neck below the Adam’s apple. Thyroid cancer is relatively common, with 62,980 new cases reported in the United States in 2014.
Hypothyroidism Slideshow
Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments for Hypothyroidism
Hypothyroidism—when your thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormone—is extremely common, but it’s also a very treatable thyroid disorder. This slideshow explains the common causes, symptoms, and treatments of hypothyroidism.
Thyroid Cancer Overview
Types, Symptoms, and Treatments of Thyroid Cancer
Thyroid cancer is the most common endocrine-related cancer, but it’s also one of the most treatable cancers. Learn the basics of thyroid cancer, including what you need to know about the most common thyroid cancer treatments.
Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Complications
Disorders Associated with this Common Thyroid Disease
This article describes complications of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, a disease characterized by inflammation of the thyroid gland.
Thyroid Hormone Replacement Therapy for Papillary Thyroid Cancer
Managing Hormone Changes after Surgery
If you have a total thyroidectomy for papillary thyroid cancer (also known as papillary thyroid carcinoma), you will become hypothyroid and will need to take thyroid hormone replacement therapy. Learn about this treatment in this article.
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