Male Sex Ups Mortality Risk in BRAF V600E Papillary Thyroid Cancer
The study confirmed a significant effect of male sex on PTC-specific patient survival in individuals with  the most frequent oncogenic mutation. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - September 21, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Naveed Saleh, MD, MS Source Type: news

Eighth Edition of AJCC/TNM Staging System Best at Detecting Survival in Thyroid Cancer
The eighth edition outperforms the seventh edition in predicting survival differences in patients with papillary thyroid cancer and follicular thyroid cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - September 21, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Naveed Saleh, MD, MS Source Type: news

Look for Early Signs of Thyroid Cancer, Experts Urge
Title: Look for Early Signs of Thyroid Cancer, Experts UrgeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/15/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/17/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Thyroid General)
Source: MedicineNet Thyroid General - September 17, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Look for Early Signs of Thyroid Cancer, Experts Urge
SATURDAY, Sept. 15, 2018 -- Cases of thyroid cancer are on the rise in the United States, and experts want you to know how people at high risk for the disease can detect it early. According to the American Cancer Society, 54,000 new cases will be... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Look for Early Signs of Thyroid Cancer, Experts Urge
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - September 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

9/11 Cancer Deaths Continue to Rise
John Feal believes more people will die from illnesses related to 9/11 than from the terrorist attack at the World Trade Center. He should know. He’s a first responder who witnesses it every day. And he is not alone in his belief. Feal, a longtime advocate for Sept. 11 survivors and those dying from diseases related to the terrorist attacks, will again host the annual naming ceremony at the 9/11 Responders Remembered Park in Smithtown, Long Island. Each year he reads the names of those who have died within the past year. And each year, the list is longer than the last. On the 17th anniversary of the terrorist attack...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 10, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Overcoming resistance
(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) In a recent paper published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research (CCR), Carmelo Nucera, M.D., Ph.D., primary investigator in the thyroid cancer research program in the Division of Experimental Pathology in BIDMC's Department of Pathology, and colleagues investigated the role of pericytes as part of the tumor microenvironment in the subset of papillary thyroid cancers modulated by a mutation of the BRAF cancer-promoting gene. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Wording Used May Affect Thyroid Cancer Patients' Anxiety, Choices
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 29, 2018 -- The terminology used to describe small papillary thyroid cancers (PTCs) may affect patients'anxiety levels and treatment choices, according to a study published online Aug. 23 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head& Neck... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Avoiding the C-word for Low-Risk Thyroid Cancer Avoiding the C-word for Low-Risk Thyroid Cancer
Omitting the word'cancer'as a term for low-risk small papillary thyroid cancers may reduce patients'anxiety and encourage them to choose less aggressive treatments.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Avoiding the'C' Word for Low-Risk Thyroid Cancer Avoiding the'C' Word for Low-Risk Thyroid Cancer
Omitting the word'cancer'as a term for low-risk small papillary thyroid cancers may reduce patients'anxiety and encourage them to choose less aggressive treatments.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Common household products contain flame retardant chemicals that cause thyroid cancer
(Natural News) If you value your thyroid gland, you should cut back on your use of all kinds of household products. An article in Natural Health 365 stated that these products contain flame retardant chemicals that can increase your risk of developing papillary thyroid cancer. The thyroid gland handles the production of thyroid hormones that regulate... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drop the Word'Cancer,' and Patient Choices Change
THURSDAY, Aug. 23, 2018 -- Patients may say no to unnecessary surgery for low-risk thyroid cancer if doctors simply avoid using the word " cancer " when discussing treatment options, a new study suggests. Nearly twice as many people wanted their... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How not saying 'cancer' for low-risk thyroid cancer may affect treatment preferences, patient anxiety
(JAMA Network) Could removing 'cancer' from the terminology for low-risk small   papillary thyroid cancers (PTCs) reduce patients' anxiety so they consider less invasive treatment than surgery and avoid possible overtreatment for what can be indolent tumors? An online survey study of 550 Australian men and women without thyroid cancer suggests the answer is 'maybe.'   Total and partial surgical removal of the thyroid are the most common management approaches for patients with PTC, but those procedures come with surgical risk, lifetime medication management and anxiety. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 23, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

No Benefit From RAI After Second Thyroid Cancer Surgery No Benefit From RAI After Second Thyroid Cancer Surgery
Patients with recurrent thyroid cancer who undergo a second operation do not experience a reduction in subsequent recurrence if they receive postoperative radioactive iodine (RAI), say US investigators.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Risk Factors for CVD Among Thyroid Cancer Survivors Risk Factors for CVD Among Thyroid Cancer Survivors
Which factors may play a prognostic role in the risk for cardiovascular disease among survivors of thyroid cancer?Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Does Radioactive Iodine Post Reoperation Improve Thyroid Cancer Outcomes?
A study shows that receipt of radioactive iodine after reoperation may not be associated with improved outcomes. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Bryant Furlow Source Type: news

Overtreatment of Thyroid Cancers Seems Common – Endocrinology Advisor via HealthDay News
Read article - Quotes H. Gilbert Welch, professor of medicine and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, about a study he coauthored that found that most cases of thyroid cancer could be treated either by partial removal of the thyroid gland or by simply keeping an eye on the cancer in case it becomes aggressive. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - August 14, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Geisel Communications Tags: News Source Type: news

Researchers Call for More Conservative Treatment of Small Thyroid Cancers
The steep increase in thyroid cancer diagnosis has not been mirrored by increasing mortality rates and is likely due to widespread overdiagnosis of small neoplasms. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Bryant Furlow Source Type: news

https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/PFAS-toxin-every-household-states-sue-chemical-companies
Medical studies have linked PFAS in drinking water to kidney cancer, testicular cancer, thyroid disease, ulcerative colitis, pancreatic cancer and birth defects.08/13/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - August 13, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Doctors should avoid saying ‘cancer’ for minor lesions – study
Researchers say patients are scared into invasive treatments for conditions unlikely to do harmThe word “cancer” should be dropped from some medical diagnoses because the term can scare people into invasive treatments they do not need, Australian and US researchers say.An analysis published by the British Medical Journal on Monday described “cancer” as particularly problematic when used to describe some thyroid cancers less than 1cm in size, some low and intermediate grade breast cancers, andlocalised prostate cancer.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Davey Tags: Cancer Cancer research Health Australia news Science Medical research Society World news Source Type: news

Could a New Imaging Device Curb Thyroid Cancer?
A new development out of Taiwan could improve thyroid cancer screening after doctors unveiled a new diagnostic imaging tool last month. The AmCAD-UT Detection technology developed by AmCad BioMed Corp. is being hailed as the world’s first ultrasound CAD for thyroid cancer detection. For years, doctors have relied on traditional ultrasound imaging devices that produce black-and-white images to help doctors get a view of the thyroid nodules for abnormalities. With this new AmCAD-UT Detection device, doctors would now be able to view images of the thyroid nodules in better resolution with full color, an adva...
Source: MDDI - August 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kristopher Sturgis Tags: Imaging Source Type: news

Overtreatment of Thyroid Cancers Seems Common
TUESDAY, Aug. 7, 2018 -- Overtreatment of thyroid cancers is common, according to a perspective article published in the July 25 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Noting that mortality due to thyroid cancer has remained stable despite... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Doxorubicin disrupts the immune system to cause heart toxicity
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) Doxorubicin is a chemotherapy drug used in ovarian, bladder, lung, thyroid and stomach cancers, but it carries a harmful side effect. The drug causes a dose-dependent heart toxicity that can lead to congestive heart failure. Researchers have found an important contributor to that heart pathology -- disruption of the metabolism that controls immune responses in the spleen and heart. This dysregulated immunometabolism impairs resolution of inflammation, and chronic, non-resolving inflammation leads to advanced heart failure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 6, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Benefit From Treatment by High-Volume Surgeons in Advanced Papillary Thyroid Cancer?
Korean investigators concluded that, in terms of recurrence risk, a qualified high-volume surgeon may optimal for performing the initial surgery in this setting. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: John Schieszer Source Type: news

Thyroid nodule size does not predict cancer risk
According to a study, published inJAMA Otolaryngology-Head& Neck Surgery, the size of thyroid nodules is not linked to cancer risk.Medscape  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 1, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Putting the Brakes on Thyroidectomy Putting the Brakes on Thyroidectomy
Deintensifying care for patients with small, low-risk papillary thyroid cancers is possible, say experts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

FLT-PET points toward survival for glioblastoma patients
PET scans with the radiotracer F-18 fluorothymidine (FLT) can help determine...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI: PET, MRI may predict pediatric brain tumor outcomes FDG-PET/CT beats FLT-PET/CT for differentiated thyroid cancer FLT-PET could help predict outcome in head and neck cancer JNM: FLT-PET aids prognosis of glioma patients FLT-PET helps predicts cancer therapy results (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 26, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

MicroRNA panel can identify malignancy in indeterminate thyroid nodules
(American Association for Cancer Research) A panel of 19 microRNAs identified using next-generation sequencing could categorize indeterminate thyroid nodule samples into malignant and benign. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Are Doctors Removing Too Many Thyroids?
Is the increasing number of thyroid gland removals an overreaction to a cancer that most likely won’t kill the people who have it, doctors ask in a new report. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Are Doctors Removing Too Many Thyroids?
WEDNESDAY, July 25, 2018 -- More Americans than ever are being diagnosed with thyroid cancer, and most are having the entire gland removed in response. But that is an overreaction to a cancer that likely will not kill most people who are diagnosed... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 25, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

No Link Between Size of Thyroid Nodule and Cancer Risk No Link Between Size of Thyroid Nodule and Cancer Risk
In thyroid nodules of indeterminate cytology, a larger size is not associated with heightened cancer risk, suggesting larger nodules may be safely diagnosed with an initial thyroid lobectomy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

All thyroid cancers are not 'created equal'-- avoiding unnecessary or 'excessive' treatment
(The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy& Clinical Practice) Drs. H. Gilbert Welch (The Dartmouth Institute) and Gerard Doherty (Brigham and Women's Hospital), analyze the steep increase in the number of people being diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Their analysis suggests that it points to not only widespread overdiagnosis, but also to overtreatment -- with the number of thyroidectomys on the rise when the choice between thyroidectomy and the less invasive lobectomy has little effect on the risk of death from thyroid cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 25, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Could Leukocyte DNA Methylation Patterns Inform Treatment of Thyroid Cancer?
Brazilian researchers say their study results “suggest the overall DNA methylation profile may be influenced by the histological subtype of thyroid cancer.” (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - July 24, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Bryant Furlow Source Type: news

Perspectives on Overdiagnosis, Overtreatment of Subclinical Thyroid Cancers
In an exclusive interview, thyroid cancer expert and surgeon Dr. Louise Davies discusses overdiagnosis and overtreatment of subclinical thyroid cancers. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - July 23, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Louise Davies, MD, MS Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Signs and symptoms of medullary thyroid cancer
Medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) is a rare type of thyroid cancer. The earliest sign of MTC is typically a painless lump in the neck. Later symptoms can include pain or discomfort, hoarseness, coughing, and difficulty swallowing or breathing. If caught early, the outlook for MTC is often very good. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Head and Neck Cancer Source Type: news

Lots of Light in the Biophotonics Tunnel
In a case of ironic coincidence recently, the Tandon School of Engineering at New York University and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission issued statements days apart about revolutionary technologies and those who develop them. In the case of the SEC, it announced it was charging Theranos executives Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh Balwani with "an elaborate, years-long fraud in which they exaggerated or made false statements about the company’s technology, business, and financial performance.” The NYU release, however, announced an early-stage advancement in fundamental physics that served as an emphat...
Source: MDDI - July 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Greg Goth Tags: Testing Source Type: news

Officials investigating spike in cancers on Long Island  
New York health officials are investigating after significant rates of leukemia, bladder, lung and thyroid cancers were found in three Long Island counties - 16 percent of all cases in New York state. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Benign Thyroid Diseases and Risk of Thyroid Cancer Benign Thyroid Diseases and Risk of Thyroid Cancer
Might certain benign thyroid conditions influence the risk for developing thyroid cancer? This new study looks at the possible connection.Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Next-Gen Sequencing May Advance Tx of Patients With Poorly Differentiated Thyroid Cancer
Next-generation sequencing may prove to be a useful tool in the identification of co-mutations associated with resistance, an MD Anderson study suggests. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - July 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: John Schieszer Source Type: news

New Diagnostic Criteria May Up Risk of Misdiagnosing Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma New Diagnostic Criteria May Up Risk of Misdiagnosing Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma
Reclassification of a type of thyroid cancer as noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features (NIFTP) may lead to misdiagnosis of classic papillary thyroid carcinoma with prominent follicular pattern, according to a review of recently published studies.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - July 9, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Cancer's worst enemy: Curcumin powerfully influences cell metabolic activity in cancer tumors
(Natural News) Curcumin influences cell metabolic activity vitality in various cancer phenotypes. The nutrient, which is abundant in turmeric, was observed to have remarkable abilities in modulating the regression of carcinoma in the thyroid gland. This new research, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine shows the potential of curcumin as a safe and natural... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Airline Crew Have Higher Cancer Rates
Flight attendants had increased rates of breast, uterine, cervical, gastrointestinal, skin and thyroid cancers. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Airlines and Airplanes Flight Attendants Radiation Cancer Biorhythms Source Type: news

Young Cancer Survivors at Higher Risk for Endocrine Diseases Young Cancer Survivors at Higher Risk for Endocrine Diseases
Adolescent and young adult survivors are at highest risk for thyroid disease, testicular dysfunction, and diabetes. Authors of a large study call for better surveillance of this underserved group.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Eliminating the Age Cutoff in Staging of Thyroid Cancer Eliminating the Age Cutoff in Staging of Thyroid Cancer
In this article, the authors explore whether the recent change in the age cutoff point for thyroid cancer staging is appropriate.Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Is risk for endocrine disease higher in survivors of cancer in adolescence, young adulthood?
(JAMA Network) An increased risk of endocrine diseases,   such as thyroid disease, testicular dysfunction and diabetes, was associated with people who survived cancer as adolescents and young adults. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 29, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Flight Attendants May Have Higher Cancer Rates Flight Attendants May Have Higher Cancer Rates
U.S. flight attendants may be more likely than other Americans to develop several types of cancer including tumors of the breast, uterus, cervix, thyroid and skin, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Flight attendants get more uterine, thyroid and other cancers, study finds
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flight attendants may have higher cancer rates
(Reuters Health) - U.S. flight attendants may be more likely than other Americans to develop several types of cancer including tumors of the breast, uterus, cervix, thyroid and skin, new research suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Flight Attendants Have Higher Rates of Many Cancers, Study Says
Flight attendants are exposed to a number of known cancer-causing risks, but few studies have rigorously quantified that risk, and researchers say they are an understudied occupational group. The Harvard Flight Attendant Health Study (FAHS), begun in 2007, addresses some of the gaps in understanding health risks among flight attendants. In the latest report, published in the journal Environmental Health, researchers found that flight attendants had higher rates of many cancers, including breast cancer and melanoma, compared to the general population. The FAHS included more than 5,300 flight attendants who were recruited th...
Source: TIME: Health - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime Source Type: news

Annals: Overdiagnosis must be better defined
The problem of overdiagnosis in cancer screening has been hotly debated for...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: People want cancer screening, despite pitfalls How serious is the risk of breast cancer overdiagnosis? Is the mammography debate an example of 'fake science'? Women still value mammography's benefits over 'harms' Why is thyroid cancer being overdiagnosed in Canada? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 25, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news