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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.
Thyroid cancer has become a global issue
The 2010 Canadian Cancer Statistics Report shows that thyroid cancer has gone up 9.5 percent per year in the country's females and 6.8 percent per year in males since 1998. Similar increases have also been seen in some regions of the U.S., according to the Winnipeg Free Press.
Medical societies dismiss claims of unsafe radioactive thyroid treatment
Recent research has suggested that radioactive iodine therapy may result in unsafe levels of radioactivity. Despite controversial claims, various medical societies released a statement about their continued support of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC's) current standards for treatment use, Endocrine Today reports.
Study shows spice may help thyroid cancer patients
Researchers with the University of California, Los Angelos's Jonsson Cancer Center have found that curcumin, the major component in the spice turmeric, enhances chemotherapy's suppression of head and neck cancer cell growth, such as thyroid tumors, when combined with the drug cisplatin.
Investigation finds thyroid cancer patients may be radioactive after treatment
A recent congressional investigation has found that cancer patients who were sent home after treatment with radioactive iodine have contaminated hotel rooms and set off alarms on public transportation, the Associated Press reports.
Thyroid nodule size may determine cancer risk
At this year's International Thyroid Congress, doctors from the John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in Chicago presented research that found that patients with large thyroid nodules may benefit from surgery, as half of these nodules may be malignant.
New thyroid cancer removal technique leaves minimal scarring
Thyroid cancer surgery often leaves behind a long and pronounced scar on the front of the patient's neck. However, doctors at the Medical College of Georgia have found a new technique that leaves minimal scarring.
Increased rates of thyroid cancer may be a result of nuclear testing
According to a recent New York Times article, thyroid cancer in the U.S. has been on the rise for nearly 40 years. This means that the impacts of radioactive iodine fallout from nuclear weapons testing cannot be ruled out, according to CounterPunch.org.
Unnecessary exposure to radiation may lead to thyroid cancer
Many Americans are receiving dangerously high doses of radiation from an unlikely source. Despite potential thyroid and other cancer risks, CT scans - tests that use a focused beam of X-rays to provide a sharp cross-section view of soft tissues - are a powerful source of radiation that are used every day, the LA Times reports.
EPA launches cleanup efforts of thyroid disrupting chemicals in California water supply
This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it will build pumps and treatment systems to clean contaminated groundwater from the Rialto-Colton basin in California, and deliver it to homes and businesses. The cleanup, is an effort to remove toxic chemicals which have been linked to thyroid problems and cancer.
Study shows cancer stem cells present in thyroid cancer
A study presented at the 14th International Thyroid Congress supports the existence of cancer stem cells in thyroid cancer.
Tenor loses his voice to thyroid cancer, recovers and performs
Italian tenor Giuseppe Filianoti recently came forward about his battle with thyroid cancer. The New York Post reports that the singer was diagnosed in 2005, after receiving rave reviews for his Met debut in "Lucia di Lammermoor."

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