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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Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Thyroid Cancer" returned 1072 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Changes in quality of life and related factors in thyroid cancer patients with radioactive iodine remnant ablation].
 

Author(s): Seon Hee Yoo, Smi Choi-Kwon

Journal: J Korean Acad Nurs. 2013 Dec;43(6):801-11.

 

To investigate changes in Quality of life (QOL) and related factors in patients with thyroid cancer undergoing Radioactive Iodine remnant ablation (RAI).

Last Updated: 3 Feb 2014

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Radioguided surgery with combined use of gamma probe and hand-held gamma camera for treatment of papillary thyroid cancer locoregional recurrences: a preliminary study.
 

Author(s): C Bellotti, G Castagnola, S M Tierno, F Centanini, A Sparagna, I Vetrone, G Mezzetti

Journal: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2013 Dec;17(24):3362-6.

 

Persistent differentiated papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) with metastasis followed by radical locoregional surgery is an indication for limited reoperation. Despite excellent prognosis the major challenge is controlling locoregional recurrences.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 2013

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[Comparison of the changes of thyroid hormones after video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery and conventional thoracotomy in patients with non-small cell lung cancer].
 

Author(s): Wenxin Tian, Hongfeng Tong, Yaoguang Sun, Xin Li, Qingjun Wu, Chao Ma, Peng Jiao

Journal: Zhongguo Fei Ai Za Zhi. 2013 Dec;16(12):651-5.

 

Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) is the representative thoracic minimally invasive surgery. Compared with traditional open surgery (TOS), VATS has an advantage of less invasiveness, quicker recovery and milder postoperative pain. The aim of this study is to compare the ...

Last Updated: 18 Dec 2013

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The terms "Thyroid Cancer" returned 183 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Quantification of cancer risk of each clinical and ultrasonographic suspicious feature of thyroid nodules: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Paolo Campanella, Francesca Ianni, Carlo Antonio Rota, Salvatore Maria Corsello, Alfredo Pontecorvi

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In order to quantify the risk of malignancy of clinical and ultrasonographic features of thyroid nodules (TNs), we did a systematic review and meta-analysis of published studies.

Last Updated: 11 Apr 2014

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New insights in risk stratification of differentiated thyroid cancer.
 

Author(s): Maria Papaleontiou, Megan R Haymart

Journal: Curr Opin Oncol. 2014 Jan;26(1):1-7.

 

Numerous staging and scoring systems exist for differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC), but all harbor limitations. This has prompted investigation for new factors with prognostic implications for DTC.

Last Updated: 4 Dec 2013

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Thyroglobulin antibody (TgAb) methods - Strengths, pitfalls and clinical utility for monitoring TgAb-positive patients with differentiated thyroid cancer.
 

Author(s): Carole Spencer, Shireen Fatemi

Journal: Best Pract. Res. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab.. 2013 Oct;27(5):701-12.

 

Thyroglobulin autoantibodies (TgAb) are detected at diagnosis or during treatment in approximately 25% of patients with differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC). When present, TgAb interferes with thyroglobulin (Tg) measurement causing falsely low or undetectable Tg immunometric assay ...

Last Updated: 7 Oct 2013

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Sutent Adjunctive Treatment of Differentiated Thyroid Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Papillary Thyroid Cancer; Follicular Thyroid Cancer; Differentiated Thyroid Cancer

 

Last Updated: 21 May 2014

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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: 3 Jul 2014

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Cediranib Maleate With or Without Lenalidomide in Treating Patients With Thyroid Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Recurrent Thyroid Cancer; Stage I Follicular Thyroid Cancer; Stage I Papillary Thyroid Cancer; Stage II Follicular Thyroid Cancer; Stage II Papillary Thyroid Cancer; Stage III Follicular Thyroid Cancer; Stage III Papillary Thyroid Cancer; Stage IVA Follicular Thyroid Cancer; Stage IVA Papillary Thyroid Cancer; Stage IVB Follicular Thyroid Cancer; Stage IVB Papillary Thyroid Cancer; Stage IVC Follicular Thyroid Cancer; Stage IVC Papillary Thyroid Cancer

 

Last Updated: 28 Jul 2014

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