September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month
September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month. The NY Thyroid-Parathyroid Center will be posting a number of important blogs, patient stories, and educational pieces to help educate everyone about the presentation, screening, diagnosis, and treatment of thyroid cancer as well as to help raise awareness of this disease. As many of you know, thyroid cancer is one of the most common cancers and affects women 3 times as often as men. In fact, in terms of number of new cases each year, thyroid cancer is the fastest growing cancer among women, even more so than breast cancer. Fortunately, with a timely diagnosis and the expertise of a multidisciplinary team, we can cure most patients with a minimally invasive operation that typically has people back to their normal lives within a week or two. On behalf of all of the experts at the NY Thyroid-Parathyroid Center, we hope that you and your loved ones will find the information this month to be valuable and that you will help us spread the word on thyroid cancer. For those of you who have thyroid cancer or loved ones with thyroid cancer, please know that you are not alone in this fight and that there are experts who will help see you through this time. There is a lot more information at our website www.columbiathyroidcenter.org as well as ways to get in touch with our experts. Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of service.