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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.
Radioactive iodine therapy can improve survival for thyroid cancer patients with bone tumors
Thyroid cancer that has spread throughout the body can dramatically worsen a patient's prognosis, but new research suggests that in the case of bone metastases, radioactive iodine (I-131) therapy may be a reliable treatment.
Ectopic thyroid cancer is rare, but not beyond the realm of possibility
In infrequent cases, clumps of thyroid cells can develop from birth in bodily sites other than the gland itself. Called ectopic thyroid, this tissue is subject to cancer just like any other organ, leading in rare instances to ectopic thyroid cancer (ETC).
Too little blood-borne adiponectin may boost risk of thyroid cancer
Research conducted by a team of Greek and American endocrinologists has revealed that too little of the metabolic protein adiponectin in the blood may increase the likelihood of thyroid cancer, while higher levels may entail a lower-than-average risk of the disease.
PTEN hamartoma tumor syndrome boosts risk of thyroid cancer, even in childhood
Among people with phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) hamartoma tumor syndrome (PHTS), the lifetime risk of developing thyroid cancer is much higher - even in childhood, according to a recent set of case studies.
Fine-needle biopsy can accurately diagnose thyroid cancer in large nodules
Having a large thyroid nodule does not necessarily indicate the presence of thyroid cancer, but physicians often recommend the use of an ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) in order to determine whether such a growth is benign or malignant.
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