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 1995 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Recombinant human TSH stimulated thyroglobulin levels at remnant ablation predict structural incomplete response to treatment in patients with differentiated thyroid cancer.
 

Author(s): Jeonghoon Ha, Min Hee Kim, Kwanhoon Jo, Yejee Lim, Ja Seong Bae, Sohee Lee, Moo Il Kang, Bong Yun Cha, Dong Jun Lim

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Jul;96(29):e7512.

 

In patients with differentiated thyroid cancer, stimulated thyroglobulin (sTg) levels after thyroid hormone withdrawal (THW) at remnant ablation (RA) and at 6 to 12 months are known to have good prognostic value. This study aimed to evaluate the prognostic impacts and best cutoff ...

Last Updated: 20 Jul 2017

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Two themes in thyroid cancer: artful diagnosis and shortened lives.
 

Author(s): Cristiane Gomes Lima, Leonard Wartofsky

Journal: Arch Endocrinol Metab. ;61(3):205-207.

 

Last Updated: 12 Jul 2017

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Effects of first radioiodine ablation on functions of salivary glands in patients with differentiated thyroid cancer.
 

Author(s): Arun Upadhyaya, Zhaowei Meng, Peng Wang, Guizhi Zhang, Qiang Jia, Jian Tan, Xue Li, Tianpeng Hu, Na Liu, Pingping Zhou, Sen Wang, Xiaoxia Liu, Huiying Wang, Chunmei Zhang, Fengxiao Zhao, Ziyu Yan

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Jun;96(25):e7164.

 

The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of the first radioactive iodine (I) therapy on functions of salivary glands in patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC).There were 36 consented patients with DTC enrolled in this study, who received 3.7 GBq (100mCi) I for ...

Last Updated: 22 Jun 2017

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The terms "Thyroid Cancer" returned 294 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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: 24 Mar 2017

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MicroRNA-146b: A Novel Biomarker and Therapeutic Target for Human Papillary Thyroid Cancer.
 

Author(s): Chen-Kai Chou, Rue-Tusan Liu, Hong-Yo Kang

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Papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) is the most common tumor subtype of thyroid cancer. However, not all PTCs are responsive to current surgical and radioiodine treatment. The well-established clinical prognostic factors include tumor size, lymph node/distal metastasis, and extrathyroidal ...

Last Updated: 15 Mar 2017

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Precision Medicine Approach to Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer: Advances in Targeted Drug Therapy Based on Specific Signaling Pathways.
 

Author(s): Hilda Samimi, Parviz Fallah, Alireza Naderi Sohi, Rezvan Tavakoli, Mahmood Naderi, Masoud Soleimani, Bagher Larijani, Vahid Haghpanah

Journal: Acta Med Iran. 2017 Mar;55(3):200-208.

 

Personalized medicine is a set of diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic approaches in which medical interventions are carried out based on individual patient characteristics. As life expectancy increases in developed and developing countries, the incidence of diseases such as cancer ...

Last Updated: 11 Mar 2017

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Nivolumab Plus Ipilimumab in Thyroid Cancer
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Thyroid Cancer

 

Last Updated: 10 Aug 2017

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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: 30 Jun 2017

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