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Lower thyroid stimulating hormone levels elevate risk of thyroid cancer
There is an increased risk of thyroid cancer associated with lower-than-normal thyroid hormone levels, a finding that could have a major impact on patients fighting the disease, a study inAmerican Association for Cancer Researchsuggests.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Lower Thyroid Stimulating Hormone levels elevate risk of thyroid cancer
There is an increased risk of thyroid cancer associated with lower-than-normal thyroid hormone levels, according to a Yale-led study. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

AI algorithm can classify bone lesions on PET/CT images
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can reliably classify benign and...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Hybrid modalities disappoint in bone metastases accuracy How to develop deep-learning algorithms for radiology AI can obviate biopsies of indolent thyroid nodules Luminal water MRI could be best for prostate cancer CAD finds vertebral lung cancer metastases (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 7, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Active Surveillance Instead of Surgery for Thyroid Cancer Active Surveillance Instead of Surgery for Thyroid Cancer
For many patients with low-risk papillary thyroid cancer, monitoring for any changes in tumor volume during active surveillance is a viable option instead of immediate surgery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Low Tumor Growth Rates During Active Surveillance of Thyroid CA
Younger age at diagnosis, initial risk category linked to papillary thyroid cancer tumor growth (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, ENT, Pathology, Radiology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Active Surveillance Seems a Safe Option for Small Papillary Thyroid Cancers (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS The majority of patients with low-risk papillary thyroid cancer don't experience tumor growth within 5 years, making active surveillance a safe option, suggests … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 1, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

3D tumor measurements on US spot thyroid cancer growth
Using 3D ultrasound measurements of tumor volume rather than 2D measurements...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Why is thyroid cancer being overdiagnosed in Canada? AI can obviate biopsies of indolent thyroid nodules USPSTF discourages thyroid cancer screening ACR publishes TI-RADS thyroid nodule classification model How should small papillary thyroid cancers be treated? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 31, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Why is thyroid cancer being overdiagnosed in Canada?
Despite stable mortality rates over time, the incidence of thyroid cancer has...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI can obviate biopsies of indolent thyroid nodules Thyroid nodule imaging surveillance offers low yield USPSTF recommends against thyroid cancer screening Second Opinion: Did thyroid imaging study miss the mark? Does imaging after thyroid cancer treatment help? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 22, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Thyroid cancer tied to regular thyroxine use in hypothyroidism
Patients with hypothyroidism who are regular thyroxine users have increased risk of thyroid cancer, according to a study published in theJournal of Clinical Pharmacology.Medical Xpress  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 21, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Radioiodine Therapy for Thyroid Cancer Doesn ’ t Up Stroke Risk
I - 131 therapy group showed no significantly higher risk of ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 19, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, ENT, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Thyroid Cancer Treatment
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - August 8, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Cancer warning: Overdosing on this supplement could harm your thyroid glands
CANCER of the thyroid glands is rare, and affects three times as many women as men. However, it can be caused be consuming too much of the mineral iodine, usually in the form of supplements. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thyroid Cancer Tied to Regular Thyroxine Use in Hypothyroidism
No significant cancer link for hypothyroidism patients who were irregular thyroxine users (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 29, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Thyroid Cancer Rates Have Tripled as Detection Improves - AARP
15 hours ago ... Although the death rate from cancer in America is down 25 percent since 1991, there is one type of cancer rapidly increasing in the U.S.  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - July 6, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

' Antiquated' Medullary Thyroid Cancer Staging Gets Update'Antiquated' Medullary Thyroid Cancer Staging Gets Update
A proposed new staging system for medullary thyroid cancer recasts the landscape of the disease and could alter treatment decisions, especially for patients with advanced disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Luteolin: How To Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
More than 100 women die of breast cancer in the U.S. every day. It's the second leading cause of cancer deaths in American women. But in my opinion, many of those women really die of a tragic medical error. Let me explain… Millions of women in the U.S. have taken Big Pharma's hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Their doctors prescribe it to try to relieve the symptoms of menopause. Like hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings and weight gain. But what the drug companies try to pass off as hormones are actually synthetic concoctions. They are fake versions of the estrogen and progesterone that your body makes ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - June 23, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Lenvatinib Prolongs Life in Older Patients With Thyroid Cancer Lenvatinib Prolongs Life in Older Patients With Thyroid Cancer
A new study is the first to show an overall survival benefit with this drug in older patients with radioiodine-resistant differentiated thyroid cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

2017 Society Journal Awardees announced
We are ready to announce the best papers submitted to the Society journals in 2017! They are as follows: Journal of Endocrinology - A vital region for human glycoprotein hormone trafficking revealed by an LHB mutationJournal of Molecular Endocrinology - MuRF1 mono-ubiquitinates TRα to inhibit T3 induced cardiac hypertrophy in vivoEndocrine-Related Cancer - Social isolation induces autophagy in the mouse mammary gland: link to increased mammary cancer riskEndocrine Connections - Characterization of human follicular thyroid cancer cell...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 19, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New ultrasound scoring system for thyroid nodules to reduce unnecessary biopsies
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) A national committee of experts have published American College of Radiology guidelines for an ultrasound-based risk stratification system to identify nodules that warrant biopsy or sonographic follow-up. The guidelines, they write, are " designed to identify most clinically significant malignancies while reducing the number of biopsies performed on benign nodules. " (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 19, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Inhibitor drug improves overall survival in older radioiodine resistant thyroid cancer
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) The drug lenvatinib can significantly improve overall survival rates in a group of thyroid cancer patients whose disease is resistant to standard radioiodine treatment, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The study, published today in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, is the first to show lenvatinib has a definitive impact on overall survival (OS). Researchers found OS improves in patients older than 65 years of age and that the drug is well-tolerated. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Is thyroid cancer linked to new sofas?
Juliet Shand, from Kent, was often teased about having a husky, gravelly voice - but it later turned out to be a potentially-deadly disease which some fear is caused by a common chemical. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is white bread just as healthy as brown?
Conclusion Studies that suggest "everything you thought you knew about healthy eating is wrong" create great headlines, but rarely stand up to much analysis. There are many reasons why you might choose wholemeal bread over white bread, and results from a week-long study in 20 people aren't going to change all of those. The main measure of interest in the study is glycaemic control, a measure of how quickly the body can process glucose consumed in the diet. Poor glycaemic control is seen as a risk factor for type 2 diabetes, where the body can't process glucose properly, leading to high blood sugar, which can da...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Source Type: news

Are wealthier people more likely to receive a diagnosis of cancer?
(The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy& Clinical Practice) Do wealthier people receive too much medical care? The Dartmouth Institute's H. Gilbert Welch, MD, and Elliott Fisher, MD, examined incidence and mortality trends for four types of cancers: breast cancer, prostate cancer, thyroid cancer and melanoma. They then compared incidence and mortality of the four cancers in high- vs. low-income counties and found that high-income counties have recorded a much greater increase in the incidence of these four cancers than low-income counties. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

CONFIRMED: Three Mile Island nuclear accident found to have significantly increased thyroid cancer in surrounding counties due to radioactive Iodine-131
(Natural News) When a partial meltdown struck the Three Mile Island nuclear generating station near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in March 1979, the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission tried to downplay the incident. Much like the officials involved in the Fukushima meltdown, they said at the time that the radiation released into the environment was only in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Targeted therapies show initial effectiveness in subset of papillary thyroid cancer
(Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center) Two immunotherapy drugs currently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of melanoma also show promise for treating a rare but aggressive form of papillary thyroid cancer, according to new research led by The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 5, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

An Open Letter To Gwyneth Paltrow About GOOP
Dear Ms. Paltrow, I understand you recently said that anyone who is going to f*ck with you better bring their A game.   I’m pretty sure you don’t mean comment on your recipes but rather the growing exasperation from medical professionals and journalists alike at the almost constant debunking of the health “advice” and all around medical bullshit that you and your pals at GOOP promote and sell. No, we don’t have adrenal fatigue we have goopitis. When I tell you that alcohol is a toxin I am not f*cking with you I am being factual. Do you really think everything in the world is a toxin exce...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Possible correlation shown between TMI nuclear accident and thyroid cancers
(Penn State) Penn State College of Medicine researchers have shown, for the first time, a possible correlation between the partial meltdown of the Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station and thyroid cancers in the counties surrounding the plant. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Thyroid cancer surgery complications increasingly common
Thyroid cancer rates are on the rise and so are complications from surgery to treat thyroid cancer, according to a new University of Michigan study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Complications from thyroid cancer surgery more common than believed, study finds
As thyroid cancer rates rise, more people are having surgery to remove all or part of their thyroid. A new study suggests complications from these procedures are more common than previously believed. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 16, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Complications from thyroid cancer surgery more common than believed, study finds
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) As thyroid cancer rates rise, more people are having surgery to remove all or part of their thyroid. A new study suggests complications from these procedures are more common than previously believed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 16, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Trimodal Therapy Best for Operable Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer Trimodal Therapy Best for Operable Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer
A study confirms surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy is best for operable anaplastic thyroid cancer and stresses complete surgical resection and early referral to centers with expertise in this rare cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

USPSTF, AAFP: Don't Screen Asymptomatic Adults for Thyroid Cancer
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has released its final recommendation statement against screening asymptomatic adults for thyroid cancer. The AAFP recommendation mirrors that statement. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - May 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

USPSTF Recommends Against Screening for Thyroid Cancer in Asymptomatic Adults
The US Preventive Services Task Force recently issued an updated statement recommending against screening for thyroid cancer in asymptomatic adults. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 12, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Tags: News Thyroid Cancer Source Type: news

Medicaid expansion hangs in balance as lawmakers tackle $1.6B deficit
Matthew Loucks of Boring, Oregon put off obtaining a diagnosis for his testicular cancer until he couldn ’t walk because he couldn’t afford his insurance deductible. The delay meant Loucks had to undergo multiple surgeries to remove the tumors. He developed thyroid cancer, along with a disease that left him legally blind in one eye. Faced with $130,000 in medical bills he couldn’t afford, Loucks lost his home and declared bankruptcy. As if that wasn’t enough hardship, the father of four… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 11, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Understanding the New Thyroid Cancer Screening Guidelines
Treatment TermsThyroid cancer Author Samiha Khanna Overview The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended in May 2017 that doctors should not screen adults who don't have signs or symptoms of thyroid cancer. Screening is performed either by feeling the neck for lumps or using an ultrasound to look at the thyroid. What does this mean for you? Julie Ann Sosa, MD, Duke ’s chief of endocrine surgery, explains what you need to know about the new thyroid cancer screening guidelines. Content Blocks Content Section Features Text Content Header What Prompted the New Guidelines? ContentThe updated  g...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - May 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Endocrine surveillance required for patients receiving immune checkpoint inhibitors
Cancer patients treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors are at risk for developing pituitary, thyroid and glucose metabolism dysfunctions, according to research presented at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists Annual Scientific and Clinical Congress.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 11, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

'Shark Tank' Star Daymond John Reveals He Was Diagnosed With Cancer
Daymond John is using his thyroid cancer scare to emphasize a different kind of success. During Wednesday’s episode of “Good Morning America,” the FUBU founder and “Shark Tank” star revealed to host Robin Roberts that he discovered he had stage 2 thyroid cancer last year. “I had an extensive physical and they discovered there was a nodule on my thyroid,” he told Roberts. “They removed it and it was stage 2 cancer on my thyroid ... I didn’t skip a beat. When I got some early detection and I understood that I had a challenge and if I attack it now, then I wouldn&rsqu...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gene Classifier'Great Rule-Out Test' for Thyroid-Nodule Surgery Gene Classifier'Great Rule-Out Test' for Thyroid-Nodule Surgery
One of the longest follow-up studies to date shows the Afirma test prevented a third of unnecessary thyroid-nodule surgeries and can be used to rule out cancer. But an outside commentator says situation is nuanced.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - May 10, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

No Routine Screening for Thyroid Cancer: Expert Panel
Title: No Routine Screening for Thyroid Cancer: Expert PanelCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/9/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/10/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - May 10, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

2 UAMS Cancer Researchers Get $1.6M
Two cancer researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences have each received a four-year grant of $791,000 to support their work. Aime Franco and Dr. Ling Gao have been awarded Research Scholar Grants from the American Cancer Society. UAMS said the grants are among 109 national research and training grants totaling more than $45 million that will fund investigators at 75 institutions across the country. The grants go into effect July 1. "Based on our extremely rigorous peer review system, we think these two young scientists represent some of the finest cancer researchers in the country," said Char...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 10, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

USPSTF Finalizes Recommendation Against Thyroid Cancer Screening (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is again recommending against routine thyroid cancer screening in … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - May 10, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

USPSTF Does Not Recommend Routine Thyroid Cancer Screening
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force reaffirms guidelines it issued in 1996 and 2016 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 10, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Panel: No Routine Screening for Thyroid Cancer
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says risks outweigh benefits (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No Routine Screening for Thyroid Cancer: Expert Panel
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says risks outweigh benefits (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 9, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Endocrinology, Oncology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

USPSTF Says No to Thyroid Cancer Screening (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Not enough evidence of benefits or harms in asymptomatic adults (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 9, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

No Routine Screening for Thyroid Cancer: Expert Panel
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says risks outweigh benefits Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Screening, Thyroid Cancer (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No Symptoms, No Thyroid Screening, Says USPSTF No Symptoms, No Thyroid Screening, Says USPSTF
In an update of 1996 recommendations, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) delivers the same message: don't screen for thyroid cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 9, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

USPSTF discourages thyroid cancer screening
Citing the lack of evidence for an overall benefit as well as the risk of harm...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ACR publishes TI-RADS thyroid nodule classification model How should small papillary thyroid cancers be treated? Thyroid nodule imaging surveillance offers low yield USPSTF recommends against thyroid cancer screening Second Opinion: Did thyroid imaging study miss the mark?Comments: 5/9/2017 3:01:08 PMMidwest Eastern Rad For a disease that doesn't deserve screening (as per the USPTF), and doesn't seem to be causing huge amount of morbidity and mortality, there sure is a lot written about T...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 9, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

No Routine Screening for Thyroid Cancer: Expert Panel
TUESDAY, May 9, 2017 -- Doctors shouldn't routinely screen adults for thyroid cancer if they have no symptoms or warning signs of the disease, according to the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF). Doing so could cause more harm than... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 9, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news