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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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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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

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The terms "Thyroid Cancer" returned 1273 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Lenvatinib in radioiodine-refractory thyroid cancer.
 

Author(s): Martin Schlumberger, Makoto Tahara, Lori J Wirth

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2015 May;372(19):1868.

 

Last Updated: 7 May 2015

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[Estimation of thyroid cancer incidence in Chile based on pathological reports].
 

Author(s): Jorge Sapunar Z, Sergio Muñoz N, Juan Carlos Roa S

Journal: Rev Med Chil. 2014 Sep;142(9):1099-105.

 

Thyroid cancer (TC) detection is increasing steadily.

Last Updated: 18 Dec 2014

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Cancer-related worry in Canadian thyroid cancer survivors.
 

Author(s): Lauren Bresner, Rita Banach, Gary Rodin, Lehana Thabane, Shereen Ezzat, Anna M Sawka

Journal: J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab.. 2015 Mar;100(3):977-85.

 

Little is known about cancer-related worry in thyroid cancer survivors.

Last Updated: 21 Feb 2015

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The terms "Thyroid Cancer" returned 223 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Anaplastic thyroid cancer: the addition of systemic chemotherapy to radiotherapy led to an observed improvement in survival--a single centre experience and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Natalie M Lowe, Sean Loughran, Nicholas J Slevin, Beng K Yap

Journal: ScientificWorldJournal. 2014 ;2014():674583.

 

Anaplastic thyroid carcinoma (ATC) is rare yet accounts for up to 50% of all thyroid cancer deaths. This study reviews outcomes of patients with confirmed ATC referred to a tertiary oncology centre plus reviews the literature to explore how poor outcomes may be improved.

Last Updated: 3 Sep 2014

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How sensitive (second-generation) thyroglobulin measurement is changing paradigms for monitoring patients with differentiated thyroid cancer, in the absence or presence of thyroglobulin autoantibodies.
 

Author(s): Carole Spencer, Jonathan LoPresti, Shireen Fatemi

Journal: Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes. 2014 Oct;21(5):394-404.

 

To discuss new insights regarding how sensitive (second-generation) thyroglobulin immunometric assays (TgIMAs), (functional sensitivities ≤0.10 μg/L) necessitate different approaches for postoperative thyroglobulin monitoring of patients with differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC), ...

Last Updated: 28 Aug 2014

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Estrogen and its role in thyroid cancer.
 

Author(s): Michael Derwahl, Diana Nicula

Journal: Endocr. Relat. Cancer. 2014 Oct;21(5):T273-83.

 

Proliferative thyroid diseases are more prevalent in females than in males. Upon the onset of puberty, the incidence of thyroid cancer increases in females only and declines again after menopause. Estrogen is a potent growth factor both for benign and malignant thyroid cells that ...

Last Updated: 6 Sep 2014

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Dabrafenib With or Without Trametinib in Treating Patients With Recurrent Thyroid Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Follicular Thyroid Cancer; Insular Thyroid Cancer; Papillary Thyroid Cancer; Recurrent Thyroid Cancer

 

Last Updated: 2 Mar 2015

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Pre-Operative Nodal Staging of Thyroid Cancer Using Ultra-Small Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Magnetic Resonance Imaging (USPIO MRI): Preliminary Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Papillary Carcinoma of Thyroid Metastatic to Regional Lymph Node; Metastatic Medullary Thyroid Cancer; Follicular Thyroid Cancer Lymph Node Metastasis

 

Last Updated: 22 Aug 2013

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A Phase II Study of MLN0128 in Metastatic Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer; Thyroid Cancer

 

Last Updated: 14 May 2015

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