The latest thyroid cancer news, advice, and information, including diagnosis, risk factors, treatment, life after surgery, and real-life stories about people living with and surviving the disease.
Being diagnosed with thyroid cancer can be scary, confusing, and overwhelming, and all of the information you will receive will be just as overwhelming. You must relentlessly advocate for your health. Here are the top 10 questions to ask your doctor ...
The hormonal changes that take place after a hysterectomy can greatly affect your thyroid — whether you already have thyroid conditions, or even whether it sparks the thyroid condition. In fact, a hysterectomy increases your risk of developing thyroid cancer.
When a thyroid nodule is not cancerous and is benign, is it necessary to remove it anyway? No, not always. In fact, thyroid nodules are quite common. However, even aside from cancer, there are some reasons that thyroid nodules must go — like when they’re large and in charge.
Before scheduling the surgery for your thyroidectomy, you should ask questions such as, “How experienced is the surgeon?”
Anita Hubbard is a mother, wife, and thyroid cancer survivor. Through her experience with thyroid cancer she founded the Love Your Thyroid Foundation.
Jon Russell, MD is a Head and Neck Endocrine Surgeon and the Director of Endoscopic and Robotic Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD.