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Nick generously shares his account of undergoing thyroid surgery to overcome a follicular variant of papillary thyroid cancer
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Nick Thompson, editor-in-chief of WIRED, shares his story.
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There is no scientifically-proven ideal thyroid diet. But there are elements within the diet that can optimize and regulate thyroid health, the most important being iodine.
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An interview with James Lee, MD, about what's new in thyroid, parathyroid, and endocrine surgery. Dr. Lee talks extensively about new treatment methods and management techniques, exciting research, and everything you need to know about endocrine care today and in the future.
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The emerging field of interventional endocrinology has the potential to revolutionize the way we treat thyroid diseases. In this interview, thyroid surgeon Jennifer Kuo, MD, discusses new non-surgical techniques that are changing treatment.
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The Columbia Thyroid Biopsy Program is a leader in addressing multi-nodular thyroid disease and thyroid cancer. It offers same-day onsite evaluations, with surgeons coordinating with cytopathologists to minimize the number of biopsies required to get definitive results.
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Recently Columbia oncologists diagnosed a toddler with acute myelogenous leukemia, and thanks to The Sohn Foundation for Precision Medicine, the entire family underwent genetic testing. Three of his siblings were found to have a gene linked to thyroid cancer. Their father was the carrier. Dr. Kuo found a suspicious thyroid nodule in his neck and with ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy diagnosed medullary thyroid cancer, a rare and aggressive form of this disease. She operated the following week. “With our early intervention,” she says, “there is a very good chance that the father has been completely cured and will remain cancer-free.”
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The Columbia Thyroid Center is proud to announce that Dr. James Lee, Co-Director, was honored at the SDHB Pheo-Para Coalition Gala with the Science Leadership Award on April 20th, 2017.
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