Posts Tagged ‘Thyroid Cancer’

Congenital Hypothyroidism in Children

Congenital Hypothyroidism in Children

Congenital hypothyroidism in children can be avoided during infancy if treated properly. Researchers in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, examined the relationships among congenital hypothyroidism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and autism in 55 children with congenital hypothyroidism from birth to age 11 years. They found that both under and over treatment of congenital hypothyroidism is causing problems. You can read…

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Cleaning Chemicals Are Linked to Thyroid Cancer

Cleaning Chemicals Are Linked to Thyroid Cancer

Cleaning chemicals are linked to thyroid cancer, a recent study revealed. The chemicals the study looked at were deodorizers, sanitizers, disinfectants and sterilizers mainly used on the job by the employees. Occupational exposure to these chemicals, known as biocides, was associated with a 65 percent higher risk of thyroid cancer, the study found. For people whose…

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Using Metformin for Thyroid Disease

Using Metformin for Thyroid Disease

Using metformin for treatment of thyroid disease has been proven to be beneficial according to an article published in the Journal of Endocrinology. Metformin is a drug commonly prescribed for Type II diabetes. A recent report published in the Journal of Endocrinology reviewed the current understanding of the relationship between metformin and thyroid disease. The authors…

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Thyroid Cancer Overdiagnosis Creating Anxiety

Thyroid Cancer Overdiagnosis Creating Anxiety

Thyroid cancer overdiagnosis is creating anxiety in a growing number of patients. A current study published in the JAMA Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery shares interviews with individuals who self-identified as being overdiagnosed and refused treatment identified feelings of anxiety and isolation. There is also concern about these same individuals disengaging from healthcare. Here is the full…

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RAI Helps Treat Thyroid Cancer

RAI Helps Treat Thyroid Cancer

RAI helps treat thyroid cancer by destroying any remaining cancer cells after the removal of the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland absorbs nearly all of the iodine circulating systemically in the body. As a result, when RAI is administered in patients, it has the targeted ability to concentrate in and kill thyroid cells, including any…

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The Thyroid Cancer Over-Diagnosis Issue

Thyroid Cancer Over-Diagnosis

Thyroid cancer over-diagnosis is, according to this release, a serious issue in population-wide screening for thyroid cancer. This week there has been several articles on the over-diagnosis of thyroid cancer. The first article explains how slow growing tumors are removed when it’s not necessary. The USPSTF estimates that thyroid cancer will account for only 3.8…

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The Good Cancer Debate

The Good Cancer Debate

Good cancer. Is there such a thing? To many of us, there is no good cancer. After all, we all know someone who has died from this disease. But some doctors like to label certain cancers as “good” cancers. Derided by some survivors and embraced by others, the phrase “good cancer” surged in use as…

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Thyroid Cancer Treatment Updates

Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid cancer and the treatments used to cure the disease have been in the news quite a bit lately. The first story is from a woman treated for thyroid cancer in 1994.  ”In 1994, my entire thyroid was removed because of a single, small tumour. Then I was dosed with radioactive iodine. Aggressive treatment for…

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Thyroid Cancer That’s No Longer Cancer

Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid cancer that is no longer cancer. How does that work? It seems that this type of cancer tumor does not advance unless it has been damaged. There has been a lot of talk about these tumors lately due to the many complications that come with thyroid removal surgery and the poor quality of life for patients…

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