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

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The terms "Thyroid Cancer" returned 1857 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The diagnosis of cancer in thyroid fine needle aspiration biopsy. Surgery, repeat biopsy or specimen consultation?
 

Author(s): A Stanek-Widera, M Biskup-Frużyńska, E Zembala-Nożyńska, M Śnietura, D Lange

Journal: Pol J Pathol. 2016 Mar;67(1):19-23.

 

Fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNA) is the only diagnostic method that allows a preoperative diagnosis of thyroid carcinoma. An unequivocal diagnosis of a malignant change is achievable only in cases in which all cytological criteria of carcinoma are met. The aim of the study was ...

Last Updated: 15 May 2016

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The Delayed Risk Stratification System in the Risk of Differentiated Thyroid Cancer Recurrence.
 

Author(s): Aldona Kowalska, Agnieszka Walczyk, Iwona Pałyga, Danuta Gąsior-Perczak, Klaudia Gadawska-Juszczyk, Monika Szymonek, Tomasz Trybek, Katarzyna Lizis-Kolus, Dorota Szyska-Skrobot, Estera Mikina, Stefan Hurej, Janusz Słuszniak, Ryszard Mężyk, Stanisław Góźdź

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There has been a marked increase in the detection of differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) over the past few years, which has improved the prognosis. However, it is necessary to adjust treatment and monitoring strategies relative to the risk of an unfavourable disease course.

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2016

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The Diffuse Sclerosing Variant of Papillary Thyroid Cancer Presenting as Innumerable Diffuse Microcalcifications in Underlying Adolescent Hashimoto's Thyroiditis: A Case Report.
 

Author(s): Sun Hye Jeong, Hyun Sook Hong, Eun Hye Lee, Jeong Ja Kwak

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Mar;95(12):e3141.

 

Hashimoto's thyroiditis is the most common diffuse thyroid disease and is characterized by diffuse lymphocytic infiltration. However, the ultrasonographic findings of papillary thyroid carcinomas that arise from Hashimoto's thyroiditis in the pediatric and adolescent population are ...

Last Updated: 26 Mar 2016

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The terms "Thyroid Cancer" returned 273 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Effectiveness of chemotherapy in advanced differentiated thyroid cancer: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Ana Albero, Juliana Ester Lopéz, Alberto Torres, Luis de la Cruz, Tomas Martín

Journal: Endocr. Relat. Cancer. 2016 Feb;23(2):R71-84.

 

In differentiated thyroid carcinoma refractory to radioactive iodine (CDT-RTI), chemotherapy has been considered for decades to be the only systemic therapy with palliative purpose. Phase II studies assessing the efficacy of different chemotherapy outlines have been published. Nevertheless, ...

Last Updated: 8 Apr 2016

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Spotlight on lenvatinib in the treatment of thyroid cancer: patient selection and perspectives.
 

Author(s): Ricardo Costa, Benedito A Carneiro, Sunandana Chandra, Sachin G Pai, Young Kwang Chae, Jason B Kaplan, Hannah B Garrett, Mark Agulnik, Peter A Kopp, Francis J Giles

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Thyroid cancer is the most common endocrine malignancy, with over 60,000 cases reported per year in the US alone. The incidence of thyroid cancer has increased in the last several years. Patients with metastatic differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) generally have a good prognosis. ...

Last Updated: 25 Mar 2016

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Papillary thyroid cancer located in malignant struma ovarii with omentum metastasis: a case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Yi Zhu, Chang Wang, Guo-Nan Zhang, Yu Shi, Shi-Qiang Xu, Shi-Jun Jia, Rong He

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The present of malignant transformation in struma ovarii is exceedingly rare. Malignant struma ovarii is usually asymptomatic and infrequently diagnosed preoperatively. Because of its rarity, there is no consensus about diagnosis and management in the literature.

Last Updated: 21 Jan 2016

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Diagnosing Thyroid Cancer Using a Blood Test
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Differentiated Thyroid Cancer

 

Last Updated: 7 Oct 2015

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Thyroid Cancer Among Chornobyl Clean-up Workers in Ukraine: Pilot Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Thyroid Cancer

 

Last Updated: 31 Aug 2016

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Last Updated: 19 Oct 2016

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