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Researchers assess risk of nerve damage in thyroid cancer surgeries
While it has become more uncommon in recent decades, nerve damage incurred during surgery for thyroid cancer is still a possibility for people undergoing an operation to remove some or all of the gland. Recently, researchers tried to quantify the incidence of and risk factors for recurrent laryngeal nerve damage.
Study explores link between thyroid cancer and genetic tumor disorder
For a number of years, scientists have been investigating the association between thyroid cancer and PTEN Hartoma Tumor Syndrome (PHTS), a genetic disorder that increases an individual's likelihood of having cancer.
Study: Treating thyroid cancer during pregnancy can entail serious risks
Papillary thyroid cancer is the most common form of thyroid cancer, both in the general U.S. population and among pregnant women. A review of the medical options available during gestation indicates that treating thyroid cancer during pregnancy can cause several serious complications.
Non-stick chemicals may contribute to thyroid cancer, hypothyroidism, experts warn
New research has determined that chemical used to make pans and cooking appliances non-stick may increase the risk of hypothyroidism and certain thyroid cancers, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
Canadian football player reports a rapid recovery from thyroid cancer
Two months after he had surgery to remove his thyroid gland, Canadian football player Anthony Calvillo has reported a steady recovery from thyroid cancer, according to the Montreal Gazette.
Paper points to association between medical scans and thyroid cancer rate
In a recent study, researchers at the National Cancer Institute's Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics explored the connection between radiological scans and the increased rate of thyroid cancer.
Study: Aggressive treatment is not always warranted for thyroid cancer in kids
A pair of endocrinologists from universities in Texas and Virginia recently published a review of pediatric thyroid cancer treatment in which they recommended a conservative approach.
Survey weighs notion of 'stunning' caused by treatment for thyroid cancer
In a new review of medical literature, a pair of nuclear medicine specialists from Stanford University has reviewed the long-held endocrinological notion of "thyroid stunning" caused by radioactive iodine treatment for thyroid cancer.
Obesity increases risk of thyroid cancer for men and women alike, metastudy finds
A comprehensive survey of five previous research initiatives found that obesity increases the risk of thyroid cancer for both men and women.
Survey of medical literature attempts to zero in on medullary thyroid cancer rate
Researchers at the Ohio State University Medical Center recently published a review of 40 years' worth of autopsies in an effort to more accurately determine the rate of medullary thyroid cancer in the U.S.
Scans show effectiveness of medullary thyroid cancer treatment, experts say
Researchers have reported using positron emission tomography (PET) scans to determine the effectiveness of a new prescription treatment for medullary thyroid cancer.
Advanced thyroid cancer surgery leaves no visible scar
When thyroid cancer treatment requires surgery, many patients dread having a large horizontal scar on their windpipe. However, a recently developed surgical technique may assuage some of those fears.
EPA decides to regulate drinking-water chemical linked to thyroid cancer
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that it has set a national standard for the allowable level of perchlorate, a chemical linked to thyroid cancer, in tap water.
Research team says diagnostic test for medullary thyroid cancer has mixed results
A pair of Italian clinicians recently determined that serum calcitonin measurement may not always be a reliable indicator of the presence of medullary thyroid cancer.
Man beats severe tracheal, thyroid cancer, has voice surgically restored
Surgeons at Detroit's Henry Ford Hospital have reported performing a radical new operation on a tracheal and thyroid cancer sufferer.

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