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 2108 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Simulation of expected childhood and adolescent thyroid cancer cases in Japan using a cancer-progression model based on the National Cancer Registry: Application to the first-round thyroid examination of the Fukushima Health Management Survey.
 

Author(s): Hideto Takahashi, Kunihiko Takahashi, Hiroki Shimura, Seiji Yasumura, Satoru Suzuki, Akira Ohtsuru, Sanae Midorikawa, Tetsuya Ohira, Hitoshi Ohto, Shunichi Yamashita, Kenji Kamiya

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Dec;96(48):e8631.

 

During the 4 years following the nuclear power plant accident of 2011, 39 males and 77 females were diagnosed with or suspected of having cancer based on the first-round thyroid examination of the Fukushima Health Management Survey (FHMS) targeting residents aged <19 years in Fukushima. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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[Differentiated thyroid cancer in children and adolescents: about 22 cases].
 

Author(s): Said Anajar, Mohammed Tatari, Adil Lakhbal, Reda Abada, Sami Rouadi, Mohammed Roubal, Mohammed Mahtar

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This study aimed to highlight the features of thyroid cancer in children and adolescents and to evaluate our results compared to the international literature on the basis of the most representative case series in Morocco: 22 cases. We conducted a retrosective study of patients with ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Associations between RET tagSNPs and their haplotypes and susceptibility, clinical severity, and thyroid function in patients with differentiated thyroid cancer.
 

Author(s): Caiyun He, Jiangjun Ma, Yongle Jiang, Xuan Su, Xiao Zhang, Weichao Chen, Zulu Ye, Tiancheng Deng, Wenze Deng, Ankui Yang

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It is unclear whether common genetic variants of the RET proto-oncogene contribute to disease susceptibility, clinical severity, and thyroid function in differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC).

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Thyroid Cancer" returned 308 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Key signaling pathways in thyroid cancer.
 

Author(s): Miguel A Zaballos, Pilar Santisteban

Journal: J. Endocrinol.. 2017 Nov;235(2):R43-R61.

 

Whole genome sequencing approaches have provided unprecedented insights into the genetic lesions responsible for the onset, progression and dedifferentiation of various types of thyroid carcinomas. Through these efforts, the MAPK and PI3K signaling cascades have emerged as the main ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Prognostic Factors in Differentiated Thyroid Cancer Revisited.
 

Author(s): Eran Glikson, Eran Alon, Lev Bedrin, Yoav P Talmi

Journal: Isr. Med. Assoc. J.. 2017 Feb;19(2):114-118.

 

More than 90% of all thyroid cancers are differentiated thyroid carcinomas (DTC) with a 10 year survival rate greater than 90%. The commonly used risk stratification systems for DTC include: European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC), AGES (Age, histologic ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The Adverse Effect of Hypertension in the Treatment of Thyroid Cancer with Multi-Kinase Inhibitors.
 

Author(s): Ole Vincent Ancker, Markus Wehland, Johann Bauer, Manfred Infanger, Daniela Grimm

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The treatment of thyroid cancer has promising prospects, mostly through the use of surgical or radioactive iodine therapy. However, some thyroid cancers, such as progressive radioactive iodine-refractory differentiated thyroid carcinoma, are not remediable with conventional types ...

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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