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Medullary thyroid cancer may literally be 'a pain in the neck'
It can be difficult to detect the presence of medullary thyroid cancer (MTC), but new research suggests that individuals with neck pain are more likely than those without it to have an advanced case of the disease.
Minimally invasive surgery for thyroid disease may be fit for children
Research conducted at Georgia Health Sciences University indicates that minimally invasive surgery for thyroid disease, a procedure once only used among adults, appears to have few complications for children and teens.
What is diffuse sclerosing papillary thyroid cancer? Rare and dangerous, experts say
Papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) is the thyroid gland's most common and treatable carcinoma, but new research has outlined a rare but much more serious variant of this disease.
FDA approves drug to treat aggressive medullary thyroid cancer
After an international, double-blind clinical trial conducted among patients with advanced medullary thyroid cancer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a medication called vandetanib to treat the disease.
Experts update recommendations for radioactive iodine therapy for thyroid disease
Researchers on a task force developed by the American Thyroid Association (ATA) recently created an updated list of recommendations that healthcare providers may consult before prescribing radioactive iodine 131 (I-131) to treat thyroid disease.
'Decision aid' may inform people with early-stage thyroid cancer of their options
Researchers at the University of Toronto recently made a computer-based educational program to better inform people with papillary thyroid cancer of their treatment options.
Expert discusses dental x-rays and thyroid cancer risk
Recently, a medical expert at CNN Health reviewed the risk of thyroid cancer associated with repeated exposure to dental x-rays.
Small tumors in adults over age 45 become most common form of papillary thyroid cancer
Data from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) have shown that the most common form of papillary thyroid cancer is now microcarcinomas occurring in adults over the age of 45.
Statement addresses radiation, radioactive iodine, risk of thyroid cancer
In the wake of the radiation leaks at Fukushima I Nuclear Plant in Japan, U.S. health officials recently released a statement regarding the disaster's risk to thyroid health.
Delphian node involvement may mean worse outlook for thyroid cancer
A new study has determined that when thyroid cancer metastasizes in the Delphian lymph node, there is a higher likelihood that many parts of the neck will be involved as well.
Study: DNA-transcribing protein affects severity of anaplastic thyroid cancer
Anaplastic thyroid cancer is one of the most dangerous varieties of thyroid carcinoma, but a new study may have found at least one genetic controller that determines its severity.
In Japan, experts say biggest fallout-related risk is thyroid cancer
While experts are saying that North Americans are unlikely to be affected by radiation leaks in Japan, they are noting that Japanese citizens may have a higher risk of thyroid cancer.
UN releases report on Chernobyl survivors with thyroid cancer
The biggest negative health impact caused by the Chernobyl nuclear reactor disaster is the subsequent increase in Ukrainian thyroid cancer rates, according to a new United Nations (UN) report.
Radioactive iodine does not boost recurrence of thyroid cancer in Chernobyl survivors
A group of Russian and Japanese scientists has determined that people exposed to radiation during the Chernobyl disaster are unlikely to develop recurring papillary thyroid cancer as a result of subsequent treatment with radioactive iodine.
Japanese scientists analyze use of surgeries for papillary thyroid cancer
A group of scientists from Kuma Hospital, Japan, recently published a report analyzing the frequency and necessity of two common treatments for papillary thyroid cancer - the thyroidectomy and lymph node dissection.

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