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Thyroid cancer update 6 months post-op: Thyroglobulin, RAI, weight loss

It’s been over 6 months since I had my thyroidectomy! I talked about how my thyroid cancer was discovered here, as well as a 6 week post-op… 859 more words

Health

Ongoing battle: Vigilance helps contain a rare, aggressive thyroid cancer

BY AMBER SMITH

The man was in his mid-50s in 2011 when he sought care for enlarged lymph nodes in the back of his neck. It was thyroid cancer. 689 more words

Health Care

No Whole Body Scan This Year!

I do not have to have a whole body scan this year! I’m pretty stoked. No low iodine diet, no Thyrogen shots, no radioactive iodine, no visits to the Nuclear Medicine department at the hospital, no anxiety-filled time in the scan tube, no waiting for results, and no having to pay for a new scan (still paying off last year’s). Yay!!

Thyroid Cancer

Empowering Our Team...

On February 17, 2018, Liz Fenton and her sons participated in the 2nd annual Kay Yow Cancer Fund Celebration Run/Walk. Wearing a pink cowboy hat that was given to all of the survivors in attendance, Liz ran the 4K route, doing her best to keep up with her sons.  453 more words

Hallucination, delusion or was it really ghosts at the hospital's alley?

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Realizations

Radioactive iodine treatment for thyroid cancer may adversely affect ovarian reserve

Women with differentiated thyroid cancer treated with radioactive iodine ablation experienced decreased anti-Müllerian hormone levels 3 months after treatment with only partial recovery at 1 year after treatment, which may suggest an adverse effect of radioactive iodine in women of reproductive age, according to study findings. 416 more words

SCIENCE

Extra-thyroid extension increases recurrence rates in differentiated thyroid cancer

Extra-thyroid extension increases the risk for disease recurrence in adults with differentiated thyroid cancer compared with those without extension, but overall mortality is higher in those without extension, study data show. 423 more words

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