21: Diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer and You Say No to Surgery with Dr. Louise Davies

You have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer, and contrary to your doctor’s advice, you choose to not proceed with surgery. Is this a patient trend, and how often are patients making this decision?

In a qualitative analysis, Dr. Louise Davies reports on the experience of US patients who self-identify as having an over-diagnosed thyroid cancer.

How likely is death as result of thyroid cancer? In a study by H. Harach, he sites that when reviewing random autopsies, thyroid cancer was prevalent in 34% of the cadavers.

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What Happens When Thyroid Surgery Turns Out Bad?

How often does thyroidectomy result in surgical errors or unwanted outcomes? The answer is much more often than reported. The reported surgical error rate for papillary thyroid cancer is 2 – 3%, however, research reveals errors are nearly six-times that number.

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66: Five Important Things Your Thyroid Surgeon Maybe Not Telling You, with Dr. Akira Miyauchi

During this episode, the following topics are discussed:
1. Financial burden of surgery versus total cost of active surveillance over ten years. 
2. Stretching Exercises for Neck
3. Setting patient expectations prior to FNA to manage anxiety
4. When the laryngeal nerve is severed during thyroid surgery, it can and should be repaired, with proper surgeon skill and training. 
5. The most common question asked to Dr. Miyauchi by surgeons from around the world. 

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