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Some Growths Do No Harm
Panic may be the first response for some patients who discover they have a growth. Many growths in the thyroid gland, however, don't go on to cause harm.
Cancer Screening May Benefit Diabetes Patients
Diabetes patients may need to take extra precautions to lower their risk for cancer or catch it early.
Renal and Thyroid Cancer Increased in US Kids and Teens
Childhood cancer continues to be a leading cause of death among children and teens in the US every year. But rates of two cancers in particular — renal and thyroid — may be rising more than others.
Thyroid Cancer on the Rise in Pennsylvania
Thyroid cancer rates are increasing in the US. But one state may be contributing to the rising rate more than the others.
FDA Approves Nexavar for Advanced Thyroid Cancer
Thankfully, m ost thyroid cancers are treatable. However, when thyroid cancer comes back after treatment or spreads to other areas of the body, the disease is harder to treat.
Surgeons' Ultrasound Saw More Before Cancer Surgery
Once cancer is diagnosed, imaging tests are usually performed to see if the cancer has spread. Medical imaging specialists (radiologists) usually perform these tests, but that shouldn’t always be the case, according to a new review.
Reasons Behind Climb in Thyroid Cancer
Thyroid cancer is on the rise in the US. Scientists can’t say exactly why this is happening. One theory is that improvements in imaging technologies are picking up more thyroid cancers during tests for other conditions.
Two New Weapons Against Thyroid Cancer
There hasn’t been much progress in the treatment of advanced thyroid cancer over the last 40 years. And there are really no treatment options for thyroid cancer involving the mutated gene called BRAF. Two new weapons offer good news on both fronts.
Nexavar Gets FDA Nod for Thyroid Cancer
Most thyroid cancers are treatable, even curable. However, as with most cancers, once spreading (metastasis) begins, tumors are more difficult to treat. A medication is being evaluated to strengthen the arsenal against advanced thyroid cancer.
It’s Usually Not Thyroid Cancer
You could have a lump on your thyroid and not even know it. More than half of adult Americans have lumps — called nodules — on the thyroid, a gland at the base of the neck. There’s controversy about which of these nodules need to be tested for cancer.