Papillary Thyroid Cancer News and Research

Japanese scientists analyze use of surgeries for papillary thyroid cancer
03/09/2011 - 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.
Radioactive iodine does not boost recurrence of thyroid cancer in Chernobyl survivors
03/08/2011 - 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.
Researchers explore atypical treatments for medullary thyroid cancer
03/04/2011 - 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
03/03/2011 - 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
03/01/2011 - 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
02/24/2011 - 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
02/09/2011 - 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
01/27/2011 - 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
01/26/2011 - 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
01/21/2011 - 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
01/19/2011 - 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
11/08/2010 - 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
09/28/2010 - 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
09/16/2010 - 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.
Film critic Roger Ebert survives thyroid cancer and publishes cookbook
09/01/2010 - Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2002. However, today he is feeling well and releasing a cookbook.
Certain thyroid cancers have higher incidence of nodal metastases
08/31/2010 - 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.
Relay for Life co-chair Jeff Vereecke battling rare form of thyroid cancer
08/15/2010 - 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
08/05/2010 - 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.
 
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