Thyroid Cancer

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.

10 Questions to Ask About Thyroid Cancer

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 ...

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The 10 Most Famous Women With Thyroid Disease

Stars, they’re just like us, right? Aside from the fact that they’re famous, these women battle fatigue, weight gain, and anxiety just like the rest of us battling thyroid disease.

By Mary Shomon

Having a Hysterectomy Can Wreak Havoc on Your Hormones

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.

By Mary Shomon

Thyroid Nodules: Should They Stay or Should They Go?

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.

By Ask HealthCentral

Can Cancer Risks Linger After Weight Loss?

If you’ve carried significant excess weight for a period of time, but lose the weight and maintain that weight loss, you may still have an elevated risk for cancer.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Thyroid Disease in Men

Though not as common as in women, men of all ages can also have thyroid disease. Here are the symptoms, complications, and treatments for hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, and thyroid cancer in men.

By Mary Shomon

13 Common Thyroid Myths

Despite the thyroid gland’s importance to every physical function, and the fact that more than 20 million Americans have a thyroid condition, it’s still a condition with plenty of myths and misinformation. Let’s set the record straight.

By Mary Shomon

10 Questions You Should Ask Before Thyroid Surgery

Before scheduling the surgery for your thyroidectomy, you should ask questions such as, “How experienced is the surgeon?”

By Mary Shomon

10 Ways to Rock Your Thyroid Scar

Sometimes it fades, and sometimes it doesn’t. Either way, there are ways to cover it, or wear it loud and proud.

By Mary Shomon

How to Create Greater Thyroid Awareness

In today’s socially technological world, it’s as easy as ‘sharing’ information with family and friends.

By Mary Shomon

#ThyroidScarWars

Once you’ve had a thyroidectomy, you’re a true thyroid warrior — like these warriors who talk about their scars.

By Mary Shomon

Meet the Experts

Anita Hubbard

Patient Expert

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

Health Professional

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.

Mary Shomon

Patient Expert

Mary Shomon is a patient advocate and bestselling author on thyroid disease, diabetes, weight loss and hormonal health.

Anita Hubbard

Patient Expert

Anita Hubbard is a mother, wife, and thyroid cancer survivor. Through her experience with thyroid cancer she founded the Love Your Thyroid Foundation.