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Do You Have Hidden Lumps in Your Neck?

Roughly half of adults over age 40 could have thyroid nodules. Experts don’t believe they are occurring more often, rather technology advances make them more likely to get detected. Find out how nodules are treated if your doctor finds one.

7 Questions About Your Thyroid Cancer Surgery Answered

Are you getting ready for thyroid cancer surgery? You probably have a few questions. We asked endocrine surgeon Rosemarie Metzger, MD, the most common questions people ask about thyroid surgery. Here are her responses: 1. Is there more than one type of surgery for thyroid cancer? The standard treatment for thyroid cancer is surgical removal of the entire … Read More

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New Hope for Late-stage Thyroid Cancer Patients

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first new drug to treat advanced thyroid cancer in 40 years. Now patients have new hope for more time — and more treatment possibilities down the road. In its priority review program, which fast-tracks review of drugs for serious conditions, the FDA approved use of the cancer … Read More

Uncontrolled Thyroid: Exercise, Diet Risks

If you have a thyroid condition, it’s no secret that exercise and a healthy diet can help manage your symptoms and improve your overall health. But if you have an undiagnosed thyroid condition that is not being properly controlled, there are risks — even to “natural” supplements and exercise. That’s why it’s so important to … Read More

Can Vitamin E Help Prevent Cancer?

If taking a vitamin every day prevented cancer, people would be lining up at the drugstore. In lab research, we have found that vitamin E may do exactly that, at least for certain patients. Among people with the genetic disorder Cowden Syndrome, vitamin E may slow or stop the cell damage that leads to cancer. … Read More

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Why You Can Beat Thyroid Cancer

What’s the survival rate for thyroid cancer if diagnosed early? 100 percent. It’s a home run when you realize that thyroid cancer is the fastest-growing cancer among men and second-fastest among women. Thanks to research, we know more than ever about this group of diseases, while improved genetic counseling and screening allow you to do … Read More

Thyroid: Is Your Body Tricking You?

Contributor: Endocrinologist Christian Nasr, MD Feeling tired, gaining or losing a few pounds, or having trouble sleeping? It could be many things, including a thyroid disorder. Thyroid disorders affect more than 20 million Americans. People with thyroid disorders outnumber those with asthma and heart disease. Patients often come to me with these common complaints, which … Read More