Latest Thyroid neoplasm Stories

2011-09-23 07:00:00

A recent study published in the journal âœThyroidâ links diabetes with an increased incidence of thyroid cancer in older patients as reported by DiabeticLive.com. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) September 23, 2011 Analysis Solidifies Link Between Type 2 Diabetes and Thyroid Cancer: It has been previously suggested by study results that being diagnosed with diabetes meant that you were at a higher risk for also having thyroid cancer. That hypothesis has been tested...

2011-08-16 23:24:38

Despite uncertainty about the appropriate use of radioactive iodine after surgery for different stages of thyroid cancer, between 1990 and 2008 its use has increased among patients with all tumor sizes, and there was wide variation in use of this treatment among hospitals, according to a study in the August 17 issue of JAMA. "More than 40,000 individuals in the United States receive a thyroid cancer diagnosis each year, and the overwhelming majority of cases are well-differentiated thyroid...

2011-08-16 23:19:46

Study suggests the need for better understanding of who benefits from radioactive iodine to treat thyroid cancer Where thyroid cancer patients go for care plays a large role in whether they receive radioactive iodine treatment, a new study from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center finds. While the size and severity of the tumor also played a role in treatment, researchers found unexplained hospital factors had a significant impact on radioactive iodine use. "What hospital...

2011-08-09 14:54:56

Minimally invasive approach allows surgeons to remove thyroid tumors by way of the armpit As the rate of thyroid cancer continues to climb, doctors are urging patients to be more cautious about thyroid nodules, a common disorder that is responsible for a small but growing number of thyroid cancer cases. Thyroid nodules affect nearly 13 million Americans and are a result of abnormal cell growth on the gland. Until recently, the only way to remove nodules and rule out cancer was through surgery...

2011-06-06 14:59:19

A mutant gene long thought to accelerate tumor growth in thyroid cancer patients actually inhibits the spread of malignant cells, showing promise for novel cancer therapies, a Mayo Clinic study has found. The findings will be presented by Mayo Clinic researcher Honey Reddi, Ph.D., at the Endocrine Society meeting in Boston. Dr. Reddi's discovery could have widespread implications in cancer research and endocrinology. It could help oncologists sharpen the diagnosis of specific types of thyroid...

2011-06-06 08:00:10

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Mayo Clinic researchers have found a mutant gene, which was long thought to accelerate tumor growth in thyroid cancer patients, actually inhibits the spread of cancerous cells. Thyroid cancer is the sixth most common cancer in the world. Between 15 percent and 20 percent of all thyroid cancers are follicular, which is a type that is more aggressive. Distinguishing between benign and malignant follicular thyroid cancer is often challenging for doctors because an accurate...

2011-05-31 21:19:00

A facelift incision and robotics can help surgeons safely remove a portion of a diseased thyroid from some patients without the characteristic neck scar. Georgia Health Sciences University surgeons developed the technique utilizing the remote access capabilities of robots, experience gained from another no-neck-scar approach through the armpit and earlier success removing the largest salivary gland from the lower jaw region. "It is outpatient, it doesn't require a surgical drain and it has...

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  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
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