Dr. Friedman answers frequently asked questions about thyroid cancer
Dr. Michael Friedman is one of the worlds’ leading thyroid and parathyroid experts and surgeons. He has authored and published numerous articles and textbooks and has lectured on thyroid and parathyroid surgery all around the world. Dr. Friedman has performed more than 5200 thyroid procedures. Here are some of the questions patients often ask. Does… Read More
Research leads to new surgical guidelines for parathyroidectomy.
Tertiary hyperparathyroidism occurs more than primary or secondary hyperparathyroidism but it is rare and is seen in patients with renal disease and post kidney transplant. Because it is a rare problem, guidelines for surgical treatment and prognosis have not been well repeated in the past. This study establishes guidelines for parathyroid surgical intervention. In a… Read More
Dude, where’s my parathyroid?
The parathyroid glands are a small but mighty part of the endocrine system that are very important to your health. Typical people have four parathyroid glands, a pair on each side of the neck located behind the thyroid. The glands produce a substance called PTH, or parathyroid hormone. PTH is the most important regulator of… Read More
Thyroid Cancer On The Rise
Thyroid Cancer According to the American Cancer Society, it is estimated that in 2018, there will be about 53,990 new cases of thyroid cancer in the United States. Of those cases, 40,900 will be women and 13,090 men. Unfortunately, women have a higher risk of mortality with 1,100 cases of death and 960 for men.