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

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

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

Thyroid Cancer: Does It Run in the Family?

100 percent — that’s the survival rate for thyroid cancer if we can diagnose the disease early. That’s good news when you consider 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. And thanks to improved genetic counseling … Read More

Early Warning for Thyroid Cancer

The bad news: In 2012, around 56,000 Americans will be diagnosed with thyroid cancer. The good news: The disease has a survival rate of nearly 100 percent if caught in its first two stages. Charis Eng, MD, PhD, founding director of Cleveland Clinic’s Genomic Medicine Institute, works to make early diagnosis possible. Most recently, Dr. … Read More

The Genetics of Cancer

What if you could take a pill twice a day to treat cancer instead of going through surgery or other difficult treatments? Sound far-fetched? It’s not, thanks to genetic research and personalized medicine.  For decades, experts have been challenged to figure out how to kill cancer cells while leaving healthy cells intact. Years ago, the … Read More