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Welcome to Doctor Thyroid with Philip James

This is a meeting place to hear from top thyroid doctors and healthcare professionals.

The Doctor Thyroid interviews are intended to be a resource for those wanting to thrive, regardless of setbacks related to thyroid disease.  Seeking good health information can be a challenge, hopefully this platform provides you with better treatment alternatives as related to endocrinology, surgery, hypothyroidism, thyroid cancer, functional medicine, pathology, and radiation treatment.

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Coming in November: Dr. Akira Miyauchi from Kuma Hospital in Kobe, Japan

Start date: March 21, 2017

End date: November 30, 2017

Akira Miyauchi, MD, PhD, visiting professor at Nippon Medical University in Tokyo, and COO of Kuma Hospital in Kobe, Japan, and author of the study, “Active Surveillance Preferable for Patients With Low-Risk Thyroid Microcarcinoma”.   Patients who elect to undergo immediate surgery for low-risk thyroid-related microcarcinoma may be subjecting themselves to unnecessary risk, according to findings from a large study in Japan.  The study, described this month in an article in the journal Thyroid,1 found that 974 patients who opted for immediate surgery had significantly higher risks for adverse results than a group of 1179 patients who chose active surveillance. These adverse results include vocal cord paralysis, hypothyroidism, need for L-thyroxine, post-surgical hematoma, and surgical scars.

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