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Pre-operative ultrasound scans help predict outcomes of thyroid cancer patients
Among other medical tests administered to patients with thyroid diseases, ultrasound scans of the neck may accurately predict a person's post-operative health outcome, according to new scientific investigation.
Angels pitching coach is back after thyroid cancer surgery
Mike Butcher, the current pitching coach for the Los Angeles Angels, has recently recovered from papillary thyroid cancer, following surgery to remove a nodule on his thyroid gland, ESPN reports.
In thyroid cancer cells, scientists look for repeats in DNA as evidence of radiation exposure
It has been known for some time that exposure of the head and neck to radiation therapy increases the subsequent risk of thyroid cancer. Now, a pair of researchers from Germany and the UK are looking into the likelihood that papillary thyroid cancer - which features DNA changes that were once thought to be due to aging - can be caused by radiation exposure.
Certain communities are at higher risk for thyroid cancer
While thyroid cancer has the potential to affect nearly anyone, researchers have noticed that many forms of thyroid cancer appear in certain populations more than they do others.
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.
Nuclear imaging expert debates ablation therapy for thyroid cancer
A medical expert at the Weill Cornell Medical College recently published an article weighing the pros and cons of using radioactive iodine ablation after partial or total thyroidectomies.
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.
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.
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.
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