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Thyroid Cancer Guidelines Still Make Sense
Sometimes the quick march of molecular science leaves behind the clinical world, with rapid advances in laboratory work taking time to filter through journals and into use.
Obesity Advances Thyroid Cancer
The increase in thyroid cancer seen recently may be related to the obesity epidemic. This hasn't been clinically proven, but the trends are similar.
Thyroid Cancer Rx Adverse Effects
Patients with advanced medullary thyroid cancer ( MTC ) have few treatment options. A medication approved last year has expanded the options. All is not well, though. The drug has adverse effects that can interfere with its use.
Removing Lymph Nodes with Thyroid Cancers
Cancer surgery is a fine line between removing too little and leaving cancer behind, and removing too much at cost to the patient's quality of life.
Thyroid Cancer Attacks Minorities
Results from one study show that despite a lower overall rate of thyroid cancer, African-Americans are generally diagnosed with a higher grade of cancer than in Caucasian populations.
A Mutated Thyroid Cancer
Some kinds of cancer are made more ominous than others by certain genetic mutations. Detecting these mutations early can help doctors know which patients to treat aggressively and early.
Stress, Inflammation and Cancer
Stress goes by many names, but on a cellular level that name is inflammation. A number of biological activities can cause inflammation, so can the stresses of unhealthy lifestyles.
"Re-purposing" Drugs to Fight Thyroid Cancer
Developing new drugs takes years of research and costs millions of dollars. That's why scientists often look at the existing pool of pharmaceutical medications as possible solutions for a wide range of diseases.
President of Argentina has Thyroid Cancer
Newly re-elected Argentinean President, Cristina Fernandez , has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer. She will undergo surgery to remove the gland on January 4, 2012.
Thyroid Cancer's Three Gene Soup
Thyroid cancer is on the rise in the United States among both men and women, but no one knows why exactly. What is becoming clearer, though, is what increases a person's risk for the disease.