Thyroid Cancer

Common Name(s)

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 1896 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Expression of Autophagy-Related Proteins in Different Types of Thyroid Cancer.
 

Author(s): Hye Min Kim, Eun-Sol Kim, Ja Seung Koo

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Thyroid cancer is common type of malignant tumor in humans, and the autophagy status of such tumors may vary according to subtype. This study aimed to investigate the expression and implications of the major autophagy-related molecules light chain (LC) 3A, LC3B, p62, and BNIP-3 in ...

Last Updated: 3 Mar 2017

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Elevated Concentrations of SERPINE2/Protease Nexin-1 and Secretory Leukocyte Protease Inhibitor in the Serum of Patients with Papillary Thyroid Cancer.
 

Author(s): Tomasz Stępień, Mateusz Brożyna, Krzysztof Kuzdak, Ewelina Motylewska, Jan Komorowski, Henryk Stępień, Hanna Ławnicka

Journal: Dis. Markers. 2017 ;2017():4962137.

 

Introduction. SERPINE2 and secretory leukocyte protease inhibitor (SLPI) are proteins with anticoagulant properties which could promote solid tumor growth. However, their role in the pathogenesis of thyroid cancer has not been determined. Materials and Methods. The aim of this study ...

Last Updated: 3 Mar 2017

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Preparation for radioactive iodine therapy is not a risk factor for the development of hyponatremia in thyroid cancer patients.
 

Author(s): Jahae Kim, Sang-Geon Cho, Sae-Ryung Kang, Seong Young Kwon, Dong-Hyeok Cho, Jin-Seong Cho, Ho-Chun Song

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Feb;96(5):e6004.

 

The aim of this study was to evaluate whether the preparation for radioactive iodine (RAI) therapy by thyroid hormone withdrawal (THW) or a low-iodine diet (LID) can be risk factors for the development of hyponatremia in patients with differentiated thyroid cancer after thyroidectomy.We ...

Last Updated: 2 Feb 2017

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The terms "Thyroid Cancer" returned 285 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Radioiodine as an adjuvant therapy and its role in follow-up of differentiated thyroid cancer.
 

Author(s): S Padma, P Shanmuga Sundaram

Journal: J Cancer Res Ther. ;12(3):1109-1113.

 

Papillary and follicular cancers of thyroid are the most common varieties of differentiated thyroid cancers exhibiting excellent long-term prognosis when carefully managed. Being a slow-growing malignancy, guidelines exist on the staging, preoperative risk stratification, and management ...

Last Updated: 5 Jan 2017

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ENDOCRINE TUMOURS: Advances in the molecular pathogenesis of thyroid cancer: lessons from the cancer genome.
 

Author(s): Garcilaso Riesco-Eizaguirre, Pilar Santisteban

Journal: Eur. J. Endocrinol.. 2016 Nov;175(5):R203-17.

 

Thyroid cancer is the most common endocrine malignancy giving rise to one of the most indolent solid cancers, but also one of the most lethal. In recent years, systematic studies of the cancer genome, most importantly those derived from The Cancer Genome Altas (TCGA), have catalogued ...

Last Updated: 26 Sep 2016

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Advances in the management of differentiated thyroid cancer with follicular cell strain.
 

Author(s): Faouzi Ben Slimène, Aida Mhiri, Moez Ben Ali, Hédia Slimène, Nouzha Ben Raies, Esma Karboua, Martin Schlumberger

Journal: Tunis Med. 2016 Mar;94(3):168-71.

 

The management of nodules and thyroid cancer is evolving. The aim is to individualize the treatment, decreasing aggression in the forms low risk and instead seeking new therapeutic options in advanced disease. This update shows the main recent advances in this field.

Last Updated: 31 Aug 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: 21 Mar 2017

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Last Updated: 19 Oct 2016

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