THURSDAY, Aug. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Patients may say no to unnecessary surgery for low-risk thyroid cancer if doctors simply avoid using the word "cancer" when discussing treatment options, a new study suggests.
Nearly twice as many people wanted their entire thyroid removed when doctors used the wording "papillary thyroid cancer," as opposed to a "papillary lesion" or "abnor...
TUESDAY, May 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors shouldn't routinely screen adults for thyroid cancer if they have no symptoms or warning signs of the disease, according to the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF).
Doing so could cause more harm than good, said the independent panel of experts as it reaffirmed guidelines it issued in 1996 and 2016.
MONDAY, May 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to treating pancreatic cancer, where you have your surgery may have some impact on how long you live, according to a new study.
The researchers found that people who travel to an academic medical center to undergo surgery for pancreatic cancer live a few months longer than those who choose to have their operation at a hospital clos...
TUESDAY, April 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Flame retardants used in many home furnishings may boost the risk for thyroid cancer, researchers report.
"Thyroid cancer is the fastest increasing cancer in the U.S., with most of the increase in new cases being papillary thyroid cancer," said study lead investigator Dr. Julie Ann Sosa. This is the most common type of thyroid cancer.