Hearing the word cancer is a life-altering event, even if it is only mentioned as a possibility. When it comes to the thyroid, the process of diagnosing cancer can be time consuming and difficult. If your doctor believes that your thyroid issues could be the result of a malignant or cancerous tumor, you will have to begin the process required for a complete diagnosis. While … [Read more...] about The Diagnosis of Thyroid Cancer
By Ashleigh Elkins This article discusses the management of patients who have atypical thyroid nodules. Thyroid nodules are quite common in the general population. Thyroid nodules may be detected because some people feel a lump in their neck or throat, whilst in other people there are no symptoms and the nodule is found incidentally on ultrasound examination. Thyroid … [Read more...] about Management of Atypical Thyroid Nodules
By Ashleigh Elkins Thyroidectomy is a commonly performed surgical procedure which involves the removal of the thyroid gland. Historically, thyroidectomy has been performed as an open procedure with an incision in the anterior neck, which is usually longer than 6 centimetres. The open procedure provides the surgeon with good visualisation and exposure of the thyroid gland … [Read more...] about Minimally Invasive Thyroid Surgery
About thyroidectomy surgery So you’re having difficulties with thyroid disease and your doctor has scheduled you for a thyroidectomy. It’s supposed to alleviate your symptoms and restore you to balance. But what exactly is this operation and what will it accomplish? First, it’s essential to know just what the thyroid is and how it functions. Scattered throughout the body … [Read more...] about What Is a Thyroidectomy?
To remember the importance of the thyroid gland and world thyroid day, we have written this article titled 'where is the thyroid gland'. World Thyroid Day, May 25th, is dedicated to thyroid patients and to all those who are committed to the study and treatment of thyroid diseases worldwide. Our aim to increase awareness about the importance of the thyroid gland, through access … [Read more...] about Where Is the Thyroid? World Thyroid Day 2015.
In general, the diagnosis of a thyroid disorder takes time. Often a varying degree of symptoms. Some people do not even experience recognisable symptoms. This often leads to delay in the recognition of a thyroid problem being present before a specific diagnosis can be made. It is also important to understand that symptoms of thyroid problems are often common to other illnesses, … [Read more...] about Diagnosis of Thyroid Disorders
About thyroid neoplasia (thyroid cancer) Tumours of the thyroid gland can be benign or malignant. Typically, thyroid malignancies present as a single nodule on the thyroid gland. Any patient presenting with a solitary thyroid nodule needs to investigate it thoroughly to rule out malignancy. However, malignant tumours of the thyroid gland are rare, accounting for around 5% of … [Read more...] about Thyroid Neoplasia
You’ve been diagnosed with a thyroid condition and your doctor has suggested thyroidectomy surgery as a possible treatment. Now you have questions: What is the thyroid? Why might I need surgery? What could it accomplish? To answer the first question, the thyroid is a gland located in your throat. It’s one of the endocrine glands, a system of glands that includes the pineal, … [Read more...] about Thyroidectomy Surgery
About the causes of a thyroid lump The thyroid gland is an essential part of the human anatomy. It rests in the neck, near the larynx, and it secretes hormones that control our growth and our development through our metabolic processes. So, if your thyroid gland is operating normally you will have a healthy metabolic rate. Meaning you can eat a reasonable number of calories … [Read more...] about Causes of a Thyroid Lump
What is Thyroid Cancer Thyroid cancer is the presence of cancerous cells within or around the thyroid gland. This gland is located in the neck and is responsible for basic metabolic function within the human body. What Causes this Cancer? Thyroid cancer causes are largely unknown. Exposure to a great deal of radiation may increase the chance of contracting thyroid cancer. … [Read more...] about What is Thyroid Cancer and What are the Risks?