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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.
Researchers explore atypical treatments for medullary thyroid cancer
Given that the survival rate for medullary thyroid cancer is not as optimal as those of more common forms of the disease, researchers in Germany have been exploring alternative treatments for instances in which medullary carcinomas do not respond well to radioactive iodine treatment.
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.
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.

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