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Unique Biomarkers Identified for Use in Thyroid Cancer Follow-Up

Researchers have identified two unique biomarkers that show promise for monitoring patients who have received treatment for papillary thyroid cancer (PTC), according to a study recently published in the new open access Journal of the Endocrine Society. The team, led by Sebastiano Filetti, MD, of the Dipartimento di Medicina Interna e Specialitá Mediche, “Sapienza” Universitá...
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Setting Limits: Lymph Node Removal & Thyroid Cancer

lymph-node-cover-image A new study seeks to establish a clinical guideline to quantify the risk of metastatic lymph nodes in thyroid cancer patients. The findings should go a long way to help ease the mind of the patients…and the physicians. With thyroid cancer incidence on the rise, especially papillary thyroid cancer, surgical tumor resection is a critical...
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Saving Face: Why Patients Seek Robotic Thyroidectomy

ladythyroid Although it’s an “off-label” procedure that has only been mastered by a handful of surgeons in the U.S., some patients are opting for a robotic transaxillary thyroidectomy simply to avoid a prominent scar. When a 43-year-old Florida woman needed thyroid surgery, she consulted several surgeons in several states in her search for her best option....
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Vitamin D May Influence Cell-Mediated Immunity

High-dose vitamin D supplementation may help ward off chronic immune-mediated diseases like type 1 diabetes (T1D), Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study recently published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.  Previous studies have shown that vitamin D deficiency has been linked to immune-mediated diseases. (We...