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.

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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 1596 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

South Korea's Thyroid-Cancer "Epidemic"--Turning the Tide.
 

Author(s): Hyeong Sik Ahn, H Gilbert Welch

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2015 Dec;373(24):2389-90.

 

Last Updated: 24 Dec 2015

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HABP2 Mutation and Nonmedullary Thyroid Cancer.
 

Author(s): Sudheer Kumar Gara, Electron Kebebew

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2015 Nov;373(21):2086-7.

 

Last Updated: 20 Nov 2015

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Replication and Meta-Analysis of Common Gene Mutations in TTF1 and TTF2 with Papillary Thyroid Cancer.
 

Author(s): Yan Gao, Fei Chen, Shuli Niu, Shiyu Lin, Suping Li

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Sep;94(36):e1246.

 

Papillary thyroid cancer (PTC), one of the most common malignant thyroid tumors, exits widely in the thyroid of adolescents. Thyroid transcription factor 1 (TTF1) and 2 (TTF2) were thyroid-specific transcription factors, and regulated expression of the thyroid-specific genes. Hence, ...

Last Updated: 11 Sep 2015

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The terms "Thyroid Cancer" returned 246 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

THERAPY OF ENDOCRINE DISEASE: Central neck dissection: a step forward in the treatment of papillary thyroid cancer.
 

Author(s): Antonio Sitges-Serra, Leyre Lorente, Germán Mateu, Juan J Sancho

Journal: Eur. J. Endocrinol.. 2015 Dec;173(6):R199-206.

 

Since its introduction in the '70s and '80s, CND for papillary cancer is here to stay. Compartment VI should always be explored during surgery for papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) for obvious lymph node metastases. These can be easily spotted by an experienced surgeon or, eventually, ...

Last Updated: 27 Oct 2015

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Selectively false-positive radionuclide scan in a patient with sarcoidosis and papillary thyroid cancer: a case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Nicole L Lebo, Francois Raymond, Michael J Odell

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Radioiodine and Tc-99 m pertechnetate scans are routinely relied upon to detect metastasis in papillary thyroid cancer; false-positive scans are relatively rare. To our knowledge, no published reports exist of sarcoidosis causing such selectively false-positive scans.

Last Updated: 21 May 2015

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New therapies for dedifferentiated papillary thyroid cancer.
 

Author(s): Poupak Fallahi, Valeria Mazzi, Roberto Vita, Silvia Martina Ferrari, Gabriele Materazzi, David Galleri, Salvatore Benvenga, Paolo Miccoli, Alessandro Antonelli

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The number of thyroid cancers is increasing. Standard treatment usually includes primary surgery, thyroid-stimulating hormone suppressive therapy, and ablation of the thyroid remnant with radioactive iodine (RAI). Despite the generally good prognosis of thyroid carcinoma, about 5% ...

Last Updated: 20 Mar 2015

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

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: 9 Sep 2015

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A Phase II Study of MLN0128 in Metastatic Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer; Thyroid Cancer

 

Last Updated: 28 Jul 2015

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Nintedanib(BIBF1120) in Thyroid Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Medullary Thyroid Cancer (MTC); Differentiated Thyroid Cancer (DTC)

 

Last Updated: 18 Jan 2016

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