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2012-06-25 23:21:50

Penn Medicine editorial suggests 25,000 unnecessary surgeries can be avoided A new test can be used to identify low-risk thyroid nodules, reducing unnecessary surgeries for people with thyroid nodules that have indeterminate results after biopsy. The results of the multi-center trial, which includes researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, appear online in the New England Journal of Medicine. Ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsies...

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...

2010-05-19 15:18:00

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three of the world's most respected medical associations for the treatment of thyroid disease recently issued joint guidelines for the diagnosis and management of thyroid nodules. The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), the Associazione Medici Endocrinologi (AME) and European Thyroid Association (ETA) jointly published the guidelines online this week, and the executive summary will be published in the next issue of...

2009-11-06 12:39:11

The American Thyroid Association has released new, revised Management Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer. The new guidelines are published in Thyroid, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. (www.liebertpub.com). Thyroid is the official journal of the American Thyroid Association (ATA). The ATA's revised Management Guidelines and accompanying editorials are available free online at www.liebertpub.com/thy The ATA...

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2006-03-01 07:22:57

Many children exposed to radiation are now elderly with thyroid problems, study finds It's been 60 years since atomic bombs fell on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan, but survivors are still struggling with the effects, according to new research. The latest research found that survivors of the attacks continue to develop thyroid nodules -- either benign or cancerous -- and the presence of these nodules is in direct proportion to the radiation dose they received. The researchers...


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