17: Treating Thyroid Patients For 40 Years ⇒ Lessons Learned from Two Patients, with Dr. Elaine Kaptein from USC

In this interview, Dr. Kaptein discusses the need to consider each patient before making treatment decisions. In some cases, this may mean foregoing the removal of cancerous lymph nodes.

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16: Hypothyroidism | Weight Gain, Fatigue, and Sluggishness, with Dr. Alan Farwell from Boston Medical Center

Thyroid surgery and RAI sometimes results in hypothyroidism Most common cause is Hashimoto’s disease Weight gain, dry skin, constipation Very few symptoms unique to hypothyroidism Sleep apnea and being tired all of the time and weight gain. Brain fog and difficulty concentrating Blood tests diagnose hypothyroidism based on TSH levels, when elevated means it is not working too well. Explaining TSH in laymen’s terms Normal TSH in the U.S. is .3 to 3.5 Treating for feel rather than a number People with elevated TSH have many of the hypothyroid symptoms, but people with normal TSH levels may also have hypothyroid symptoms

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13: Nerve Monitoring During Thyroid Surgery, with Dr. Özer Makay from Ege University – Turkey

Dr. Özer Makay is an expert in nerve monitoring during thyroid surgery, and has been a guest faculty member in South Korea, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and Bulgaria.  This episode covers the following topics: * Protecting the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) and superior laryngeal nerve during thyroid surgery. * Outcomes of damaging these nerves during surgery include no voice, hoarseness, shortness of breath, problem with drinking water or aspiration, impaired physical exertion with something as simple as climbing a flight of stairs. * Why some centers have a higher occurrence of damage during thyroid surgery and include an error rate as high as 10% * The cause of the damaged nerve include stretching or traction, and cutting or stitching. * How to reduce risk. * Is it possible to reattach a cut nerve?

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11: When Your Medical Professional Gets Thyroid Cancer with Dr. Aime Franco from University of Arkansas

Dr. Aime Franco from University of Arkansas is a leading thyroid cancer researcher and has overcome thryoid cancer. We discuss quality of life post surgery. During this interview we explore the following: Does thyroid cancer have a good prognosis compared to other cancers because its different or because we are aggressive with surgery and radiation therapy? What were some personal insecurities when facing thyroid cancer surgery? What are the questions in regard to TSH that the medical community is overlooking?


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09: The Financial Burden of Thyroid Cancer with Dr. Jonas de Souza from The University of Chicago Medicine

Thyroid Cancer Patients Are More Likely to File For Bankruptcy Dr. Jonas de Souza, Assistant Professor of Medicine, specializes in the treatment of head and neck cancer, including thyroid cancer at the University of Chicago.

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06: Monitoring Recurrence of Thyroid Cancer by Measuring Thyroglobulin (Tg) and TgAb with Dr. Carole Ann Spencer from USC

In this episode, Dr. Carole Ann Spencer, Professor of Medicine at University of Southern California, discusses the importance of testing for thyroglobulin-antibodies and thyroglobulin.

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Dr. Wendy Sacks

07: Best Time of Day to Take Your Thyroid Medication and Other Questions for the Endocrinologist with Wendy Sacks, M.D. from Cedars Sinai

Today's guest is Wendy Sacks, M.D., endocrinologist in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism and the Thyroid Cancer Program at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles.

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