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Thyroid Disease News
September 29, 2016

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September 29, 2016

Probability Data Could Better Direct Lymph Node Removal for Thyroid Cancer

Aug. 16, 2016 — Surgeons operating on patients with advanced thyroid cancer are often conflicted when deciding how many lymph nodes they should remove to reduce the patient’s risk of ... read more

Imaging After Thyroid Cancer Treatment Does Not Necessarily Mean Better Outcomes

July 20, 2016 — More imaging after thyroid cancer treatment identifies recurrence, but it does not always improve survival, a new study suggests. More people are being diagnosed with low-risk thyroid cancer, but the ... read more

Novel Portable Diagnostic Tool Pairs Optical and Gamma Imaging

June 14, 2016 — Bigger isn't always better, especially when it comes to a new and surprisingly portable molecular imaging system that combines optical imaging at the surface level and scintigraphy, which ... read more

Chernobyl Radiation Could Be Linked to Rising Number of Thyroid Cancers in Belgian Children

June 7, 2016 — Exposure to radioactive fallout from the April 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident in Belgium may have increased the incidence of thyroid cancer in those exposed as ... read more

Fighting Advanced Thyroid Cancer With Immunotherapy

June 2, 2016 — As the chance of being diagnosed with thyroid cancer has risen in recent years, investigators are exploring the impact of the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab on advanced ... read more

Additional Hormone Measurement Reveals Pregnant Women at High Risk of Preeclampsia

May 29, 2016 — An additional blood test for pregnant women accurately predicts which women with high thyroid function are at risk of developing preeclampsia, according to a new study. The findings may help identify ... read more

Exposure to Common Flame Retardant Chemicals May Increase Thyroid Problems in Women

May 24, 2016 — Women with elevated levels of common types of flame retardant chemicals in their blood may be at a higher risk for thyroid disease, and the risk may be significantly higher among post-menopausal ... read more

May 9, 2016 — An international team of researchers through The Cancer Genome Atlas Network uncovered double the number of genetic drivers already known to fuel adrenal ... read more

Thyroid Tumor Reclassified to Curb Overdiagnosis of Cancer

Apr. 14, 2016 — An international panel of pathologists and clinicians has reclassified a type of thyroid cancer to reflect that it is non-invasive and has a low risk of recurrence. The name change is expected to ... read more

Incidence of Diagnosed Thyroid Cancer May Be Leveling Off

Apr. 14, 2016 — The incidence of thyroid cancer in the US from 1983 to 2012 have been analyzed by researchers. The incidence of thyroid cancer has risen rapidly since the 1990s. This increase, chiefly comprising ... read more

Patients With Learning Disabilities Less Likely to Be Diagnosed With Cancer, but Have Higher Rates of Serious Mental Health Issues Compared to General Public

Apr. 12, 2016 — Coronary heart disease and cancer rates among people with learning disabilities are nearly a third lower than the general population, shows new ... read more

Radioactive Iodine Treatment in Women Affects Ovarian Reserve and May Affect Fertility

Apr. 3, 2016 — Women of reproductive age who have thyroid cancer should be cautious about receiving radioactive iodine treatment, which affects their remaining egg supply -- their ovarian reserve -- and may affect ... read more

Low Thyroid Function Linked to Greater Odds of Type 2 Diabetes

Apr. 2, 2016 — Having too little thyroid hormone in the blood -- even in the low-normal range -- raises the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, especially in people with prediabetes, a new study in nearly 8,500 ... read more

Female Hormonal Treatments: Clinicians Urged to Avoid Prescribing Compounded Hormones

Apr. 1, 2016 — A new scientific statement advises clinicians to avoid using compounded hormone medications to treat menopausal symptoms, female sexual dysfunction and other hormone ... read more

Chemists Develop an Ultra-Sensitive Test for Cancers, HIV

Mar. 18, 2016 — Catching a disease in its earliest stages can lead to more effective therapies. Chemists have increased the likelihood of detecting these diseases via a test that is thousands of times more sensitive ... read more

Need Your Thyroid Removed? Seek a Surgeon With 25+ Cases a Year

Mar. 14, 2016 — Patients who need to have their thyroid gland removed should seek surgeons who perform 25 or more thyroidectomies a year for the least risk of complications, a new study ... read more

Toward Diagnosing Diseases Such as Cancer in Their Earliest Stages

Mar. 2, 2016 — Detecting diseases such as cancer in their earliest stages can make a huge difference in patient treatment, but it is often difficult to do. Now scientists report a new, simple method that could make ... read more

Jan. 12, 2016 — A standardized treatment approach that starts with good screening and ends with patients going home to well-prepared caregivers, means outpatient thyroid surgery is safe for the vast majority of ... read more

Jan. 8, 2016 — Despite the prevalence of thyroid disease and its sometimes serious effects, researchers have struggled to answer a pretty basic question about the hormone-producing gland: What turns it on? A new ... read more

Advanced Thyroid Cancer Rate in Some California Counties Is Well Above National Average

Dec. 10, 2015 — There are several parts of California where, in a high percentage of people with thyroid cancer, the disease is already at an advanced stage by the time it is diagnosed, researchers ... read more

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