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

Articles from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Thyroid Cancer" returned 2101 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Interaction Between XRCC1 Gene Polymorphisms and Obesity on Susceptibility to Papillary Thyroid Cancer in Chinese Han Population.
 

Author(s): Jie Zhu, Ping Qi, Zhenjie Li

Journal: Cell. Physiol. Biochem.. 2018 ;49(2):638-644.

 

To investigate the association of several single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) within XRCC gene and additional gene- environment interaction with papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) risk.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Circulating Tumor Cells Correlate with Clinicopathological Features and Outcomes in Differentiated Thyroid Cancer.
 

Author(s): Zhong-Ling Qiu, Wei-Jun Wei, Zhen-Kui Sun, Chen-Tian Shen, Hong-Jun Song, Xin-Yun Zhang, Guo-Qiang Zhang, Xiao-Yue Chen, Quan-Yong Luo

Journal: Cell. Physiol. Biochem.. 2018 ;48(2):718-730.

 

As biomarkers, circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from solid tumors can predict metastases and prognoses, and help monitor treatment efficacy. However, conventional CellSearch methods have low sensitivity to differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) CTCs. In this study, for the first time, ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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[Risk of recurrence in differentiated thyroid cancer].
 

Author(s): José Miguel Domínguez, María Teresa Martínez, José Miguel Massardo, Suelí Muñoz, Nicolás Droppelmann, Hernán E González, Lorena Mosso

Journal: Rev Med Chil. 2018 Mar;146(3):282-289.

 

Differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) is generally associated with a favorable prognosis. Its treatment requires surgery, selective use of radioiodine and levothyroxine, and its intensity must be adjusted to the initial risks of mortality and recurrence.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Thyroid Cancer" returned 283 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The role of TERT promoter mutations in postoperative and preoperative diagnosis and prognosis in thyroid cancer.
 

Author(s): Anqi Jin, Jianhao Xu, Yan Wang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jul;97(29):e11548.

 

Telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) promoter mutations have been described in different pathological types of thyroid cancers (TC). After many types of research focusing on the mutations rate in malignant tumors, the main role of TERT promoter mutations has been changed to the ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Long term quality of life in differentiated thyroid cancer patients after thyroidectomy and high doses of I with or without suppressive treatment.
 

Author(s): Evanthia Giannoula, Ioannis Iakovou, Frederik A Verburg

Journal: Hell J Nucl Med. ;21(1):69-73.

 

According to international guidelines, the most frequently applied diagnostic procedures and therapeutic interventions for differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) patients are those of nuclear medicine. Differentiated thyroid cancer is the most common endocrine malignancy and over the ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Differentiated thyroid cancer in childhood: a literature update.
 

Author(s): Olga Karapanou, Marinella Tzanela, Barbara Vlassopoulou, Christina Kanaka-Gantenbein

Journal: Hormones (Athens). 2017 Oct;16(4):381-387.

 

Differentiated thyroid cancer in childhood is rare. Apart from family history, radiation exposure is a major risk factor. Although its clinical course is quite aggressive with higher rates of lymph node and pulmonary metastases as compared to adults, the final outcome tends to be ...

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: 23 Aug 2018

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Last Updated: 26 Jul 2018

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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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