Many thyroid disease patients become aware of the fact that they are at an increased risk for developing thyroid malignancy but they are unsure how much that risk increases following diagnosis of their thyroid condition. Within the chapters of this book that follow, I offer information regarding these increased risk factors, backed by reputable medical information sources. Also included is information regarding thyroid cancer prevention, detection and treatments.
I believe this information may offer some comfort to thyroid disease patients but it will also help them to know what to look for regarding signs and symptoms of these higher-risk diseases and possibly to know what blood tests or other medical evaluations they may wish to request from their doctors should they suspect the possible onset of a malignant thyroid disease. I am including quotes from medical research studies found on the U.S. National Institutes of Health website (reprints allowed for educational purposes).
Being aware of the medical possibilities and how they may manifest, through self-education, is part of what we in Thyroid Patient Advocacy refer-to as being “a proactive thyroid patient” and by doing so, one can help to secure a better quality of life for the sake of their selves and their families.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Can My Thyroid Disease Lead to Cancer in the Gland?
Can Diet Nutritional Supplementation and Exercise Really Protect Against Thyroid Cancer Risks?
Supplementing with Selenium
Monitoring for Thyroid Cancer Symptoms
Thyroid Cancer Treatments
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