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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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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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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53: 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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