Thyroid Cancer

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Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid cancer occurs in the cells of the thyroid. The thyroid is responsible for producing hormones that regulate heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, and weight. Typically, in the early stages of thyroid cancer, there are no symptoms. However, as the cancer progresses one may have the following symptoms: a lump that can be felt through the skin on one’s neck, changes to one’s voice, difficulty swallowing, pain in neck and throat, or swollen lymph nodes in the neck. Thyroid cancer remains relatively rare in the United States, but is becoming more common as new technology enables doctors to find small thyroid cancers that may not have been detected previously. Treatment options are dependent on the individual’s type and stage of thyroid cancer.

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Cancer Hope Network

To provide one-on-one support to people undergoing treatment for cancer and to their families. We provide this support by training individuals who have recovered from cancer and matching them with cancer patients currently undergoing a similar experience. Through this matching process, we strive to instill hope and to make a difference in their fight against cancer.

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2015

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Thyroid Cancer Forum-UK

On line information for patients on thyroid cancer including: Background information on the thyroid gland Incidence and Risk factors Symptoms Types of thyroid cancer Diagnosis and staging investigations Treatment: surgery, thyroxine, radioiodine, mIBG, radiotherapy Follow up Prognosis Clinical Trials Electronic links to other sites for information and support

Last Updated: 21 Jan 2013

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Following organizations serve the condition "Thyroid Cancer" for support, advocacy or research.

Cancer Hope Network

To provide one-on-one support to people undergoing treatment for cancer and to their families. We provide this support by training individuals who have recovered from cancer and matching them with cancer patients currently undergoing a similar experience. Through this matching process, we strive to instill hope and to make a difference in their fight against cancer.

http://www.CancerHopeNetwork.org

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2015

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Thyroid Cancer Forum-UK

On line information for patients on thyroid cancer including: Background information on the thyroid gland Incidence and Risk factors Symptoms Types of thyroid cancer Diagnosis and staging investigations Treatment: surgery, thyroxine, radioiodine, mIBG, radiotherapy Follow up Prognosis Clinical Trials Electronic links to other sites for information and support

http://www.thyroid-cancer-forum-uk.org

Last Updated: 21 Jan 2013

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Thyroid Cancer" returned 2193 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Outcomes of patients with bone metastases from differentiated thyroid cancer.
 

Author(s): Inés Califano, Susana Deutsch, Alicia Löwenstein, Carmen Cabezón, Fabián Pitoia

Journal: Arch Endocrinol Metab. 2018 Feb;62(1):14-20.

 

Objective Bone metastases (BM) from differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) are associated with poor survival rates. Due to the low frequency of this entity, we performed a multicentric retrospective study that aimed to evaluate the presentation, outcome and causes of death in this population. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Asymptomatic intrathyroidal pyriform sinus fistula mimicking thyroid cancer: A case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Soo Chin Kim, Ji-Hoon Kim, Jae-Kyung Won, Eun Jae Chung

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Apr;97(16):e0488.

 

There have been many reports of non-thyroidal lesions which can be mistaken for thyroidal lesions on ultrasound (US) examination. However, it is not known that pyriform sinus fistula (PSF) can manifest as an incidental thyroid nodule and cause serious complication on fine-needle aspiration (FNA).

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Long-term survival of patients with thyroid cancer according to the methods of tumor detection: A nationwide cohort study in Korea.
 

Author(s): Yuh-Seog Jung, Chang-Mo Oh, Yeol Kim, Kyu-Won Jung, Junsun Ryu, Young-Joo Won

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In this retrospective cohort study, we compared the survival of patients detected by screening with those detected based on symptoms, according to their tumor stages. After propensity score matching, 2,130 patients with papillary or follicular thyroid cancer, identified by screening ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Thyroid Cancer" returned 328 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Long term quality of life in differentiated thyroid cancer patients after thyroidectomy and high doses of I with or without suppressive treatment.
 

Author(s): Evanthia Giannoula, Ioannis Iakovou, Frederik A Verburg

Journal: Hell J Nucl Med. ;21(1):69-73.

 

According to international guidelines, the most frequently applied diagnostic procedures and therapeutic interventions for differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) patients are those of nuclear medicine. Differentiated thyroid cancer is the most common endocrine malignancy and over the ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Radiofrequency ablation for treatment of locally recurrent thyroid cancer presenting as a metastatic lymph node with dense macrocalcification: A case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Roh-Eul Yoo, Ji-Hoon Kim, Jin Chul Paeng, Young Joo Park

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Mar;97(9):e0003.

 

Long-term recurrence rate of differentiated thyroid carcinoma has been reported to be as high as 30%. Repeat surgery may be challenging due to normal tissue plane distortion secondary to postoperative fibrosis, especially for small-sized recurrences. Recently, radiofrequency ablation ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Breast cancer metastases to the thyroid gland - an uncommon sentinel for diffuse metastatic disease: a case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Agata M Plonczak, Aimee N DiMarco, Roberto Dina, Dorothy M Gujral, Fausto F Palazzo

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Metastases to the thyroid are rare. The most common primary cancer to metastasize to the thyroid is renal cell carcinoma, followed by malignancies of the gastrointestinal tract, lungs, and skin, with breast cancer metastases to the thyroid being rare. Overall, the outcomes in malignancies ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Nivolumab Plus Ipilimumab in Thyroid Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Thyroid Cancer

 

Last Updated: 10 Oct 2017

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Last Updated: 19 May 2017

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Trail Evaluating Apatinib With IMRT for Inoperable or Iodine Refractory Thyroid Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Thyroid Cancer

 

Last Updated: 28 Sep 2017

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