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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.
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.
Experts recommend 'individualized approach' to treating thyroid cancer in kids
A pair of pediatric endocrinologists have recently recommended a more conservative, or "individualized," use of certain therapies to treat thyroid cancer in children and teens.
Hospital's chief of surgery documents her recovery from thyroid cancer
Fox News medical contributor Cynara Coomer has reported being on the road to recovery after undergoing a surgical treatment for thyroid cancer.
Jaw prosthesis gives Roger Ebert new chin after thyroid cancer surgery
While discussing his recovery options with a professor at University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC), movie critic and former screenwriter Roger Ebert recently discovered that prostheses could give him the chin and jawline that thyroid cancer surgery largely removed.
Incidence of thyroid cancer increases while mortality rate dips, experts say
Thyroid cancer research indicates that the disease is being increasingly diagnosed in the U.S., although most healthcare professionals agree that its mortality rate has slightly decreased recently, according to Endocrine Today.
Massachusetts Congressman receives treatment for papillary thyroid cancer
Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern is currently recovering from surgery to remove his thyroid gland. The government official was recently diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer, according to the Boston Herald.
Study: Thyroid cancer patients with lymphocytic infiltration have less recurrences
According to the results of a study reported at the 14th International Thyroid Congress, patients with thyroid cancer who show lymphocytic infiltration - a benign cluster of lymph cells - are more likely to have a favorable outcome.
Thyroid cancer patients are increasingly using alternative therapies
In a report presented during the recent International Thyroid Congress, researchers from Boston University (BU) Medical Center found that more than 80 percent of patients with thyroid cancer report using some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapy. However, for 18 percent of those individuals, their CAM use was neither known nor prescribed by their physician, and their physician did not ask them about it, Endocrine Today reports.
Certain thyroid cancers have higher incidence of nodal metastases
A recent study published in Archives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery suggests that malignant central nodal metastases - cancer that spreads to lymph nodes - are more likely to occur in patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma than those with follicular variant papillary thyroid carcinoma.
Film critic Roger Ebert survives thyroid cancer and publishes cookbook
Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2002. However, today he is feeling well and releasing a cookbook.
Relay for Life co-chair Jeff Vereecke battling rare form of thyroid cancer
Although thyroid cancer has a lower fatality rate than other tumors, there has been a 2.4-fold increase in its occurrence over the past 27 years. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that this form of cancer is more prevalent in women than men; however, men are still at risk.
Thyroid cancer is on the rise, though treatable
Although papillary thyroid cancer is not common - with about 44,000 cases per year in the U.S. - rates are rapidly increasing, according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Some experts speculate that thyroid cancer is on the rise due to exposure to low-dose radiation, The Patriot-News reports.
Thyroid Hormone Replacement Therapy for Papillary Thyroid Cancer
Managing Hormone Changes after Surgery
If you have a total thyroidectomy for papillary thyroid cancer (also known as papillary thyroid carcinoma), you will become hypothyroid and will need to take thyroid hormone replacement therapy. Learn about this treatment in this article.
Papillary Thyroid Cancer Prevention
Researchers haven't determined what causes papillary thyroid cancer (also known as papillary thyroid carcinoma), so it can't fully be prevented. But there are some ways to reduce your risk of developing it. Learn more in this article.

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