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Mayo Clinic creates four new anaplastic thyroid cancer cell lines for research
Several years ago, scientists from the Mayo Clinic discovered that the laboratory samples of anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC) that they were using for research were from some other type of cancer. The researchers then set out to create a new set of laboratory ATC cells, derived from tumors donated by patients.
Australian celebrity opens up about thyroid cancer diagnosis and recovery
Mark Holden, former Australian Idol judge and 1970s pop music star, recently spoke to the media about his battle with thyroid cancer. The 56-year-old was diagnosed earlier this year after discovering a lump in his neck last September, Australian Women's Weekly (AWW) reports.
Radiation exposure may increase risk of thyroid disorders
One potential cause of thyroid disorders is exposure to radiation. People who have been exposed to production of nuclear weapons or above-ground detonation of an atomic bomb may have a higher risk for developing thyroid cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Moreover, children who have been exposed to nuclear substances may be more vulnerable to these conditions than adults.
Mutated gene may induce development of thyroid cancer
Scientists at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified a gene called PTEN that may induce the development of thyroid cancer when mutated.
Mayo Clinic: Rarely used anaplastic thyroid cancer treatment highly effective
Doctors at the Mayo Clinic have said that a new approach to anaplastic thyroid cancer, which is a rare malignancy, has produced significant results, although it has only been used on a small group of patients.
Medullary Thyroid Cancer: Treatments
For this form of thyroid cancer, a total thyroidectomy--surgery to remove the entire thyroid--is the only option.
Medullary thyroid cancer is treated by a total thyroidectomy (removing the entire thyroid gland). You may also need to have some lymph nodes removed. Other medullary thyroid cancer treatments are discussed to help you make informed treatment decisions.
Medullary Thyroid Cancer Forms
Sporadic, MEN 2A-associated, MEN 2B-associated, and Familial
Medullary thyroid cancer (also called medullary thyroid carcinoma) has 4 forms: sporadic, MEN 2A-associated, MEN 2B-associated, and familial. Medullary thyroid is one of the least common thyroid cancers. Learn the differences in medullary thyroid cancer forms.
Radioactive Iodine for Thyroid Cancer
Treatment for Thyroid Cancer
After a thyroidectomy for papillary thyroid cancer or follicular thyroid cancer, you will have radioactive iodine therapy to eliminate any remaining thyroid cells. Review the basics of this thyroid cancer treatment.
Thyroid Cancer Symptoms
Thyroid cancer may not cause any symptoms at all, but there are possible thyroid cancer symptoms: neck pain, difficulty swallowing, a lump on the neck. Read more about thyroid cancer symptoms.
Medullary Thyroid Cancer: Overview
A rare form of thyroid cancer.
Medullary thyroid cancer, unlike other forms of thyroid cancer, may be sporadic or inherited, requiring the care of a surgeon who specializes in treating this type of cancer.
Thyroid Cancer
Thyroid Cancer Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatments
Article provides basic information about thyroid cancer. Includes a discussion of papillary, follicular, medullary, and anaplastic thyroid cancer. Thyroid cancer symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options are also discussed.
Hurthle Cell Thyroid Cancer
An overview of symptoms, the process for diagnosis, treatments and how this rare type of thyroid cancer differs from the more common types of thyroid cancers.
Hurthle cell thyroid cancer is rare but aggressive. Learn about Hurthle cell thyroid cancer symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments as well as the importance of imaging and a having good surgeon.
Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2
Disorders of the Parathyroid, Adrenal, and Thyroid Cancer
Article covers the basics of multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2. which is different from multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1. Learn about common symptoms and treatments for MEN 2.
Thyroid Cancer Causes: Nuclear Bombs and Radioiodine?
Does Radiation and Radioactivity Exposure Cause Thyroid Cancer?
Can nuclear bombs and radioiodine causes thyroid cancer? Article discusses the link between thyroid cancer and radiation exposure.
Thyroid Cancer: Anaplastic Cancer
The Least Common Thyroid Cancer
This article provides a comprehensive overview of anaplastic thyroid cancer—the least common and most deadly type of thyroid cancer.

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