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Study suggests childhood exposure to radiation may increase thyroid cancer risk
Recent research from the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) reveals that children who are exposed to head and neck radiation have a greater risk of thyroid cancer for more than 58 years, compared to those who had no exposure. Researchers wrote that children could receive this type of radiation from cancer treatments or multiple CT scans.
Research shows a large head may signify cancer risk
According to recent research from the Cleveland Clinic's Genomic Medicine Institute, a large head circumference may suggest an increased risk of breast, thyroid and uterine cancer. News Max Health reports that researchers studied 127 patients who carry the genetic mutation that causes Cowden syndrome, which is associated with heightened cancer risk and large head size.
Thyroid-altering chemical found in community drinking water
According to the Press-Enterprise, a fireworks company which was operating until the mid-1980s was recently named as a potential source for thyroid-damaging perchlorate in a community's drinking water supply.
Teen with thyroid cancer searches for cause
A teenager from North Carolina who was diagnosed with thyroid cancer may have made a discovery about the condition, WECT news channel 6 reports.
German citizens living near nuclear waste dump experience high thyroid cancer rates
Newly published figures from the Lower Saxony, Germany state cancer registry show that in the area around Asse - the site of a nuclear waste dump - some cancer rates and thyroid problems are higher than normal.
Canadian football star will undergo thyroid surgery
This week, Anthony Calvillo - a Canadian Football League quarterback who is currently playing for the Montreal Alouettes - announced that he will undergo an operation to remove half of his thyroid, CBC Sports reports.
Molecular cell testing may eliminate the need for unnecessary thyroid surgeries
Doctors at the University of Colorado School of Medicine (CU) recently found a nodule in the thyroid of a 64-year-old Colorado man. They extracted cells from the nodule, hoping to determine whether the man had cancer, but the biopsy results were inconclusive.
Report suggests total thyroidectomies are underused in child cancer patients
A new report published in the latest issue of Annals of Surgical Oncology indicates that although the proportion of young patients undergoing total thyroidectomy (TT) increased by 34 percent between 1985 and 2007, a variety of hospital and patient factors - including disparities in access to surgeons and state-of-the-art care - affect whether a child actually receives this procedure or another less extensive operation, NewsWise reports.
Thyroid cancer foundation unveils window display at Rockefeller Center
EHE International and The Light of Life Foundation (LOL) for Thyroid Cancer recently announced the unveiling of a window display at Rockefeller Center reminding Americans to "Check Your Neck" for thyroid cancer. The window will prominently feature images from the LOL's public awareness campaign that reminds passersby to ask their doctors to check their neck at their next physical.
New study shows potential determinate for thyroid cancer severity
Researchers at the University of Toronto and Mount Sinai Hospital recently used technology to discover proteins that are secreted by thyroid cancer cells, in order to identify potential biomarkers for the future management of thyroid tumors.
Thyroid cancer has become a global issue
The 2010 Canadian Cancer Statistics Report shows that thyroid cancer has gone up 9.5 percent per year in the country's females and 6.8 percent per year in males since 1998. Similar increases have also been seen in some regions of the U.S., according to the Winnipeg Free Press.
Medical societies dismiss claims of unsafe radioactive thyroid treatment
Recent research has suggested that radioactive iodine therapy may result in unsafe levels of radioactivity. Despite controversial claims, various medical societies released a statement about their continued support of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC's) current standards for treatment use, Endocrine Today reports.
Study shows spice may help thyroid cancer patients
Researchers with the University of California, Los Angelos's Jonsson Cancer Center have found that curcumin, the major component in the spice turmeric, enhances chemotherapy's suppression of head and neck cancer cell growth, such as thyroid tumors, when combined with the drug cisplatin.
Investigation finds thyroid cancer patients may be radioactive after treatment
A recent congressional investigation has found that cancer patients who were sent home after treatment with radioactive iodine have contaminated hotel rooms and set off alarms on public transportation, the Associated Press reports.
Thyroid nodule size may determine cancer risk
At this year's International Thyroid Congress, doctors from the John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in Chicago presented research that found that patients with large thyroid nodules may benefit from surgery, as half of these nodules may be malignant.

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