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Thyroid Cancer Is A Real Pain In The Neck.


I woke up, turned my head, and noticed it was only 6 a.m. I woke an hour earlier, and an hour before that, and several other times during the night. 1,422 more words

Cancer breakthrough: Scientists develop 'smoke detector' test that can spot disease before symptoms are noticeable | The Independent

The Independent reports that a simple blood test that can detect cancer before any symptoms are noticeable has been developed by researchers in a breakthrough that could save thousands of lives. 157 more words


Education about Overdiagnosis is Preferable to Claiming it Doesn't Exist

Recently, the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) published an article about the overdiagnosis of thyroid cancer.  The study, which was written by epidemiologists from the World Health Organization found striking evidence for the overdiagnosis of thyroid cancer in many developed countries around the world.  1,586 more words

Thyroid Cancer Overdiagnosis

Cancer and Kafka – Confessions of Darkness

“The books we need are of the kind that act upon us like a misfortune, that makes us suffer like the death of someone we love more than ourselves, that make us feel as though we were on the verge of suicide, lost in a forest remote from all human habitation.”   2,245 more words

Thyroid Cancer

It's that time of year, again!

It is five years since I was diagnosed and then had my thyroid removed. The time from suspicious cells being found through the fine needle biopsy to the complete thyroidectomy, was only 7 weeks. 331 more words


Why You Should Get Checked For Thyroid Cancer, From A Thyroid Cancer Survivor

By Casey Rose Frank

As of 2010, September has been dubbed Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month. While my interest in spreading the word stems from the personal; I was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer in the fall of 2014, it is a disease that has seen… 374 more words


Thyca Denies the Existence of "Overdiagnosis" in a Public Statement

Over the past couple of weeks, print and television media have carried several stories about the overdiagnosis of thyroid cancer.  These stories were precipitated by an article about thyroid cancer in the… 978 more words

Thyroid Cancer Overdiagnosis