Cleveland Clinic researchers have discovered that a gene is associated with Cowden syndrome, an inherited condition that carries high risks of thyroid, breast and other cancers, and a subset of non-inherited thyroid cancers.
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.
Thyroid nodules generally don’t lead to any serious problems. In certain cases, however, a nodule can prompt your doctor to take a closer look. Here are four cases where thyroid nodules may require further attention.
We all get tired every once in a awhile. But sometimes that run-down feeling has nothing to do with a lack of sleep. If you’re experiencing prolonged fatigue, it could be due to a problem with your thyroid, the butterfly-shaped gland in the lower front part of the neck. The thyroid makes and releases hormones … Read More
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
Be Well eNews brings you expert tips on diet and nutrition, essential health news, medical mythbusters and more. Enjoy our latest issue. Thyroid issues? What you need to know about diet and supplements Hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism can’t be managed by diet alone. But some foods and supplements can cause trouble. Discover which ones to avoid. … Read More
Thyroid patients can’t manage their condition through diet. However, eating the wrong foods or taking the wrong supplements can cause trouble. Among the foods that thyroid patients should go easy on — if not avoid altogether — are soy, kelp and dietary supplements like iodine and selenium, says endocrinologist Christian Nasr, MD. “There is a lot … Read More
Is your underactive thyroid being overtreated? If your thyroid gland is underactive — a condition called hypothyroidism — your body produces too little thyroid hormone. Endocrinologists can make sure that you have enough of this important hormone by prescribing synthetic thyroid hormone T4 (Synthroid®, Levoxyl®, Levothroid® or another brand). Or they may prescribe a medication … Read More
If you have diabetes, either type 1 or type 2, it’s especially important to watch for problems with your thyroid, that butterfly-shaped gland in your neck that regulates your metabolism. This is because people with diabetes are more prone to thyroid disease than the general population – and their blood glucose control can be affected. … Read More
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