63: Diagnosed With Thyroid Cancer? Stop & Do Not Rush Into Surgery – Dr. Bryan McIver – Moffitt Cancer Center

If your thyroid cancer is not aggressive, taking your time, and vetting surgeons and exploring treatment options is your best choice. Bryan McIver, MD, PhDDr. McIver contributes to Moffitt Cancer…

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62: The Financial Risk of Thyroid Surgery → Dr. Jonas de Souza – Oncologist, Medical Director at Humana

Death rate of papillary thyroid cancer is less than .001%, however, thyroid cancer surgery results in job loss or unemployment in 40% of patients. Jonas de Souza participates in both…

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61: Hashimoto’s Disease and Hypothyroidism and TSH Levels → Dr. Victor Bernet – the Mayo Clinic

Hashimoto's thyroiditis affects 14 million people in the United States alone,1 making it not only the most common form of thyroiditis but also the most common thyroid disorder in America…

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60: 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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59: ¿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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58: Thyroid Cancer Surgery? The Single Most Important Question to Ask Your Surgeon with Dr. Gary Clayman

This is a candid interview with Dr. Gary Clayman about thyroid cancer surgery and making sure a patient gets the best available care. If someone is considering surgery, Dr. Clayman discusses related topics, including: Do not let a doctor operate on you unless the surgeon can prove to you that he/she has done a minimum of 150 annual thyroid surgeries, and for a minimum of ten years. This means, do not see a surgeon unless he/she has completed a minimum of 1500 thyroid surgeries. Damage to voice box nerves is preventable, when surgery is done right. 90% of thyroid surgeries done in the U.S. are by doctors doing fewer than fifteen thyroid surgeries per year

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57: 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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56: Cuando Se Les Dice que Tienen Cáncer de Tiroides → Las Cinco Preguntas Más Comunes de los Pacientes, con el Dr. Eduardo Faure

In this episode, we visit with Carla. She had thyroid cancer surgery.  During the interview, we discuss: * 50 biopsies of the first nodule * 5 cm nodule * Biopsies * RAI * Weight gain * Support from family

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55: 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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54: 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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