65: Thyroid Surgery? Be Careful, Not All Surgeons Are Equal and Here is Why with Dr. Ralph P. Tufano from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

If you select carefully, the unwanted errors of thyroid surgery can be avoided. Dr. Ralph P. Tufano is the Director of the Division of Head and Neck Endocrine Surgery at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and conducts thyroid and parathyroid surgery with a focus on optimizing outcomes. In this interview, items discussed include: * the emotional burden of being diagnosed with cancer and the haste that sometimes follows * the unnecessary damage of thyroid surgery, including the cutting of the laryngeal nerve resulting in vocal cord paralysis, low calcium levels and a need to supplement calcium and Vitamin D for life, and leaving residual disease behind * knowing your risk factor and finding the right medical team to address it

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64: 1 in 3 People Die With Thyroid Cancer — Not From with Dr. Seth Landefeld from UAB

1 in 3 People Die With Thyroid Cancer The USPSTF upholds its 1996 recommendation against screening for thyroid cancer among asymptomatic adults. The USPSTF commissioned the systematic review due to the rising incidence of thyroid cancers against a background of stable mortality, which is suggestive of over-treatment. And in view of the results, the task force concluded with “moderate certainty” that the harms outweigh the benefits of screening.

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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 With 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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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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48: Father, husband, runner, musician, and the lifestyle changes that came after thyroid cancer surgery (Patient Story)

In this interview, some of the key points include:Self-discovered thyroid noduleDiagnosed thyroid noduleFNA and biopsy5 cm noduleJuice cleanse and no more red meat3 hour surgeryRegret about a Friday afternoon surgeryOutpatient…

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46:Surgery is Not More Cost Effective Than Active Surveillance, with Dr. Jeremy Freeman from Mt. Sinai

Dr. Jeremy Freemanwas born in Hamilton, Ontario and grew up in Toronto. He attended medical school at the University of Toronto, graduating with highest honours. He completed his otolaryngology residency…

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