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Tag: Thyroid cancer

Woman's Life Saved By Doctor Who Spotted Cancerous Lump In Her Throat During HGTV Appearance

A woman who appeared on the HGTV show, 'Beachfront Bargain Hunt' was informed by a doctor watching the show of a lump in her throat. The woman discovered she had thyroid cancer after getting a checkup.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 6, 2018

Flame Retardants, Other Factors Drive Thyroid Cancer Increase In The US

A new study has reported a surge in thyroid cancer cases among Americans. Flame retardants in home products are acting as a major causative factor for papillary thyroid cancer, the study says.

Public Health April 3, 2017

Subtype Of Thyroid Tumor No Longer Considered As Cancer

A type of tumor characterized by a lump in the thyroid encapsulated by fibrous tissue is no longer considered as cancer. How would the reclassification of this thyroid tumor impact patients?

Healthy Living/Wellness April 19, 2016

Detroit Tigers Pitcher Daniel Norris Says He Is Cancer-Free Following Successful Thyroid Surgery

Daniel Norris uploaded a photo on Instagram and Twitter showing his surgical scar after a successful thyroid surgery. The Detroit Tigers pitcher was diagnosed with thyroid cancer early in 2015 but kept playing till the season's end.

Sports October 30, 2015

Study Finds Link Between Thyroid Cancer In Children And March 2011 Fukushima Nuclear Accident

An analysis involving 370,000 children in Japan's Fukushima prefecture found large numbers of diagnosed thyroid cancer cases. Researchers expressed the rate is 20 to 50 times higher compared to cases in other areas.

Life October 10, 2015

Dogs Can Be Trained To Sniff Out Thyroid Cancer, And Frankie Is The Proof

Dog can detect the presence of thyroid cancer with a simple sniff of a person's urine sample, researchers say. Specially trained dog almost matched the accuracy of the best available diagnostic test using a needle biopsy, they say.

Life March 9, 2015

Lenvatinib Shows Promising Results In Halting The Progression Of Thyroid Cancer

A new drug developed by Japanese pharmaceutical firm Eisai shows almost five-fold improvement in the progression-free survival of thyroid cancer patients. However, it is not without risks.

Life February 13, 2015

Clue to fighting cancer hidden in genes of ‘exceptional responders’

Genetic mutations may help identify those whose cancers could respond to drugs not normally considered for their particular kinds of cancer, such as thyroid cancer, researchers say. Such mutations can create "exceptional responders."

Life October 10, 2014

Extraordinary response of thyroid cancer patient provides insights to fight Big C

The extraordinary response of 56-year-old Grace Silva to the anti-cancer drug everolimus could pave the way for scientists to develop new ways to fight against cancer.

Life October 10, 2014

Second thyroid tumor may be deadlier than first for cancer survivors

Researchers hope that new results on secondary thyroid cancer will spur further study.

Life February 26, 2014

Thyroid cancer epidemic? No. Overdiagnosis epidemic? Yes.

A new study has revealed that there is an epidemic of overdiagnosis in cases of thyroid cancer, as the incidence of the cancer has tripled between 1975 and 2009. The overdiagnosis usually results in over treatment.

Life February 23, 2014

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