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Endocrine

34: What Happens When Thyroid Cancer Travels to the Lungs? with Dr. Fabian Pitoia from the Hospital of University of Buenos Aires

What Happens When Thyroid Cancer Travels to the Lungs?
In this interview, Dr. Fabian Pitoia discusses the treatment for distant metastatic thyroid cancer.
Topics discussed include:
10% of thyroid cancer patients will have distant metastatic disease
The disease will travel to lungs, bones, or both
Treatment with RAI is most effective for those under 40 years old
Evaluation of metastatic thyroid cancer in the lungs is a CT scan
In 2006, there was a change in the treatment of the disease

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Endocrine

33: ¿Qué Sucede Cuando el Cáncer de Tiroides va a los Pulmones? con el Doctor Fabian Pitoia del Hospital de Clínicas de la Universidad de Buenos Aires

Bienvenido al episodio 33 de Doctor Thyroid con Philip James.   
El invitado de hoy es Dr. Fabian Pitoia.  El Dr. Pitoia es un experto endocrino mundial, que aparece en muchas publicaciones y conferencias mundiales, donde habla de cáncer de tiroides. El Dr Pitoia es médico endocrinólogo, está encargado de la Sección Tiroides de la División Endocrinología del Hospital de Clínicas de la Universidad de Buenos Aires.
En este episodio, el Dr. Pitoia responde las siguientes preguntas:
* ¿Qué es la enfermedad metastásica en relación con el cáncer de tiroides?  
* Hay una tendencia de este enfermedad?
* ¿cómo se descubre la enfermedad metastásica?
* cuando se trata de cáncer de tiroides es un procedimiento típico para los médicos para detectar la enfermedad metastásica?
* si un paciente no responde a RAI (radioactiva), ¿qué es una opción de tratamiento? ¿Podemos hacer vigilancia activa

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Endocrine

31: Información Importante Sobre los Nódulos Tiroideos con la Dra Regina Castro de la Clínica Mayo

M. Regina Castro, MD es consultor en la División de Endocrinología de la Clínica Mayo de Rochester, MN.
En entrevista 31 de Doctor Thyroid con Philip James, el Dr. Castro explica los siguientes temas:
* ¿Qué es un nódulo tiroideo?
* ¿Cuáles son los síntomas de un nódulo tiroideo?
* ¿Cómo se diagnostica el nódulo tiroideo?
* Punción de la tiroides con aguja fina
* Ecografía de la tiroides
* ¿Cómo se tratan los nódulos de la tiroides?
* Cuando la observación activa es la opción de tratamiento en lugar de una tiroidectomía
* Niños con nódulos tiroideos

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Endocrine

30: Thyroid Cancer and Children with Dr. Andrew Bauer from the Perelman School of Medicine, U of Pennsylvania

Managing thyroid cancer in children, sometimes more complex than adults
In this episode Dr. Bauer shares the complexities of managing children with thyroid nodules, and differentiated thyroid cancer. This is a must listen interview for parents whose child has a thyroid nodule or thyroid cancer diagnosis.

There are a several important differences in how pediatric thyroid nodules and differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) present and respond to therapy. Kids are less frequently diagnosed with a thyroid nodule; however, the risk for malignancy is four- to fivefold higher compared with an adult thyroid nodule.

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Endocrine

29: Hypothyroidism — an A to Z Summary and Important Things to Know with Dr. Victor J. Bernet from the Mayo Clinic

In this episode Dr. Bernet describes that Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune condition that usually progresses slowly and often leads to low thyroid hormone levels — a condition called hypothyroidism. The best therapy for Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is to normalize thyroid hormone levels with medication. A balanced diet and other healthy lifestyle choices may help when you have Hashimoto’s, but a specific diet alone is unlikely to reverse the changes caused by the disease.

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Endocrine

28: Patient Story 2 – Kimberly Dorris – A Comprehensive Analysis of Graves’ Disease

This episode is a thorough presentation of Graves’ Disease from Kimberly Dorris, an educator and expert, and also a patient. In this episode, listeners will gain a thorough understanding of a disease that is often confused with other diagnosis.

Kimberly Dorris is the Executive Director and CEO of the Graves’ Disease and Thyroid Foundation, a small nonprofit organization based in Rancho Santa Fe, CA.

Ms. Dorris has a unique perspective on thyroid dysfunction, having lived with both hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. She was diagnosed with Graves’ disease in 2007 and took methimazole for seven years. A​pproximately 18 months after stopping the methimazole, she became hypothyroid and is currently taking replacement hormone. ​

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