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

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

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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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…

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Diabetes Drug

There is a new diabetes drug on the market and just like most drugs, there are risks involved. But, this new drug carries the FDA’s strongest alert: “a black box warning” due to the increase the development of C-cell tumors in rats. Good to know. Here’s the scary part. This new drug is being represented by Dr Phil.…

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Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid cancer is on the rise with some calling it an invisible epidemic. And thyroid cancer has a higher occurrence in women. Great! But why is this cancer on the rise faster than other types of cancer? While some experts claim better detection, Mayo Clinic is linking the thyroid cancer increase to the increased exposure to radiation. The nuclear power reactors…

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Thyroid cancer is on the rise and commonly referred to as the “good cancer”. So, we are lead to believe this cancer is not as dangerous or as common as first thought. A couple of weeks ago I posted this article about how Thyroid Cancer Patients Have Poor Quality of Life compared to other cancer survivors. As…

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Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid cancer is on the rise and with a nearly 98 percent five-year survival rate, it is often called the “good” cancer. This conclusion comes from a few thyroid cancer survivorship studies. The researchers have concluded that we all have an engrained fear of cancer, so the poor quality of life for thyroid cancer survivors is based…

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Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid cancer is often refered to as the good cancer. Here is a good video that disputes that statement. In the video, this cancer survivor also states that years after her thyroid was removed she still has hypothyroidism symptoms. I’m pretty sure her doctor also told her that all she had to do was take a little Synthroid…

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