Thyroid Surgery

When facing thyroid surgery, the more experience your surgeon has can mean you will have fewer complications during and after the procedure. A new study suggests if you need your thyroid gland removed, choosing a surgeon who performs more than 25 thyroid removals a year might minimize your risks. While the researchers only found an association, the risk of complications was 87 percent higher when a surgeon did only one thyroidectomy case a year.

You can read the full story here:

http://consumer.healthday.com/general-health-information-16/thyroid-news-659/sugeons-experien-with-thyroid-removal-reduces-complications-study-says-709011.html

 

Scientists have been studing the antibodies of thyroid cancer, type-1 diabetes, and HIV in hopes of detecting these diseases earlier. This sounds

promising:

http://qz.com/646413/scientists-have-developed-a-new-way-to-screen-for-cancer-earlier-than-ever/

 

One last news story, for everyone who had a loved one who served in either Korea or Vietnam, be aware of their increased health risks:

http://www.belmarrahealth.com/hypothyroidism-bladder-cancer-and-multiple-myeloma-linked-to-agent-orange-herbicide-exposure-study/

 

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