Roughly half of adults over 40 have thyroid nodules. While these lumps in the thyroid gland are common and usually not cause for alarm, doctors say it’s a good idea to have any type of lump or nodule checked out. Watch this video to see how to check your neck for thyroid nodules at home.
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.
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
If you knew you had an 85 percent lifetime risk of breast cancer — a risk six and a half times higher than for most women — would you be more vigilant? If you knew your risk of developing a second cancer was eight times higher than most people’s, would you talk to your doctor … 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
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
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
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