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Radiation exposure increases kids' risk for developing thyroid cancer later in life
University of Rochester Medical Center researchers have revealed that children who are exposed to head and neck radiation during a CT scan or cancer treatment may have an increased risk of thyroid cancer in adulthood.
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.
Radioactive iodine can be helpful and harmful to thyroids
Radioactive iodine, which is also known as I-131, is used in the treatment of thyroid cancer, reports EmpowHer. However, the compound is also a cause of the condition, as it was found in survivors of nuclear bombing, such as the events that occurred at Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Study suggests childhood exposure to radiation may increase thyroid cancer risk
Recent research from the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) reveals that children who are exposed to head and neck radiation have a greater risk of thyroid cancer for more than 58 years, compared to those who had no exposure. Researchers wrote that children could receive this type of radiation from cancer treatments or multiple CT scans.
Research shows a large head may signify cancer risk
According to recent research from the Cleveland Clinic's Genomic Medicine Institute, a large head circumference may suggest an increased risk of breast, thyroid and uterine cancer. News Max Health reports that researchers studied 127 patients who carry the genetic mutation that causes Cowden syndrome, which is associated with heightened cancer risk and large head size.
Thyroid-altering chemical found in community drinking water
According to the Press-Enterprise, a fireworks company which was operating until the mid-1980s was recently named as a potential source for thyroid-damaging perchlorate in a community's drinking water supply.
Teen with thyroid cancer searches for cause
A teenager from North Carolina who was diagnosed with thyroid cancer may have made a discovery about the condition, WECT news channel 6 reports.
Nitrates found in hot dogs and green leafy vegetables could increase thyroid cancer risk
According to a recent report from a group of researchers at the National Cancer Institute, University of Iowa, University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic, nitrates may be increasing thyroid cancer rates in women, EmpowHer reports.
Age may be a major factor in determining thyroid cancer treatment
A recent report from the University of Wisconsin suggests that how thyroid cancer affects patients may vary with age, and treatment should be based on this knowledge, according to EmpowHer.
German citizens living near nuclear waste dump experience high thyroid cancer rates
Newly published figures from the Lower Saxony, Germany state cancer registry show that in the area around Asse - the site of a nuclear waste dump - some cancer rates and thyroid problems are higher than normal.
Canadian football star will undergo thyroid surgery
This week, Anthony Calvillo - a Canadian Football League quarterback who is currently playing for the Montreal Alouettes - announced that he will undergo an operation to remove half of his thyroid, CBC Sports reports.
Molecular cell testing may eliminate the need for unnecessary thyroid surgeries
Doctors at the University of Colorado School of Medicine (CU) recently found a nodule in the thyroid of a 64-year-old Colorado man. They extracted cells from the nodule, hoping to determine whether the man had cancer, but the biopsy results were inconclusive.
Report suggests total thyroidectomies are underused in child cancer patients
A new report published in the latest issue of Annals of Surgical Oncology indicates that although the proportion of young patients undergoing total thyroidectomy (TT) increased by 34 percent between 1985 and 2007, a variety of hospital and patient factors - including disparities in access to surgeons and state-of-the-art care - affect whether a child actually receives this procedure or another less extensive operation, NewsWise reports.
Thyroid cancer foundation unveils window display at Rockefeller Center
EHE International and The Light of Life Foundation (LOL) for Thyroid Cancer recently announced the unveiling of a window display at Rockefeller Center reminding Americans to "Check Your Neck" for thyroid cancer. The window will prominently feature images from the LOL's public awareness campaign that reminds passersby to ask their doctors to check their neck at their next physical.
New study shows potential determinate for thyroid cancer severity
Researchers at the University of Toronto and Mount Sinai Hospital recently used technology to discover proteins that are secreted by thyroid cancer cells, in order to identify potential biomarkers for the future management of thyroid tumors.
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