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.

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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 1864 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A Randomized Controlled Trial for the Effectiveness of Aromatherapy in Decreasing Salivary Gland Damage following Radioactive Iodine Therapy for Differentiated Thyroid Cancer.
 

Author(s): Michihiro Nakayama, Atsutaka Okizaki, Koji Takahashi

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2016 ;2016():9509810.

 

Objective. The aim of this study was to investigate effects of aromatherapy in decreasing salivary gland damage for patients undergoing radioactive iodine (RAI) therapy with differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC). Materials and Methods. The subjects were 71 patients with DTC. They were ...

Last Updated: 2 Jan 2017

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Circulating Long Non-Coding RNAs Act as Biomarkers for Predicting 131I Uptake and Mortality in Papillary Thyroid Cancer Patients with Lung Metastases.
 

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

Journal: Cell. Physiol. Biochem.. 2016 ;40(6):1377-1390.

 

The aims of the current study were to explore plasma lncRNAs as a novel biomarker panel for the diagnosis of non-131I-avid lung metastases of PTC and to investigate the plasma lncRNA expression levels associated with survival in PTC patients with lung metastases.

Last Updated: 20 Dec 2016

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Time course of Graves' orbitopathy after total thyroidectomy and radioiodine therapy for thyroid cancer.
 

Author(s): Camille Louvet, Annamaria De Bellis, Bruno Pereira, Claire Bournaud, Antony Kelly, Salwan Maqdasy, Beatrice Roche, Francoise Desbiez, Francoise Borson-Chazot, Igor Tauveron, Marie Batisse-Lignier

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Nov;95(48):e5474.

 

The risk of cancer is relatively higher in Graves' patients presenting simultaneously with thyroid nodules. Radioiodine (RAI) therapy recommended in high-risk differentiated thyroid carcinoma may be associated with worsening of a pre-existing Graves' orbitopathy (GO) or developing ...

Last Updated: 30 Nov 2016

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The terms "Thyroid Cancer" returned 279 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Prognostic Scores for Predicting Recurrence in Patients with Differentiated Thyroid Cancer.
 

Author(s): Charoonsak Somboonporn

Journal: Asian Pac. J. Cancer Prev.. 2016 ;17(5):2369-74.

 

Differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) is a cancer group that shares molecular and cellular origin but shows different clinical courses and prognoses. Several prognostic factors have been reported for predicting recurrence for individual patients. This literature review aimed to evaluate ...

Last Updated: 9 Jun 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: 24 Jan 2017

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Last Updated: 19 Oct 2016

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