Surgery to remove the thyroid is the most common treatment for thyroid cancer. An endocrine surgeon provides answers seven common questions patients have about what happens after surgery.
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Thyroid patients can't manage their condition through diet. However, eating the wrong foods or taking the wrong supplements can cause trouble. Find out what to limit or avoid altogether.
If your thyroid gland is underactive — a condition called hypothyroidism — your body produces too little thyroid hormone. Even when you’re on the right dose of thyroid hormone for your weight, you may be getting more than your body needs.
Is your metabolism slowing down or revving up? This could be a sign of thyroid disease. If you have diabetes, you have a greater chance of being one of the 20 million people in the U.S. with thyroid disease.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first new drug in 40 years to treat advanced thyroid cancer, giving patients new hope for more time.
It’s easy to assume exercise and natural supplements are always beneficial for people with thyroid conditions – but even exercise can be dangerous if thyroid conditions are not properly diagnosed and controlled first.
The false diagnosis of “Wilson’s syndrome” has spread online as an answer to fatigue and other common conditions. The treatment recommended by its promoter can cause dangerous and long-term side effects.
Scarless robotic thyroid surgery hides scars, but not everyone is a good candidate. Cleveland Clinic endocrinologist Eren Berber, MD, discusses the risks and benefits of this technique.
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 mean you can do something about it.