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Dr. Friedman answers frequently asked questions about thyroid cancer

Dr. Michael Friedman is one of the worlds’s 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 a thyroid tumor affect my thyroid function?

Thyroid tumors almost never affect function. Patients with a thyroid nodule will usually have normal function. The nodule is something removed because of the risk of malignancy.

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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 blood calcium levels.

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ChicagoENT is Shedding Light to Parathyroid Disorders

January is American Thyroid Awareness Month

Parathyroid glands are four pea-sized organs located in the neck near the thyroid gland. The parathyroid glands are responsible for producing PTH (parathyroid hormone). PTH helps the body utilize, keep and store calcium in the blood at normal levels. If the calcium levels in your body drop too low, your parathyroid glands secrete PTH. Continue reading ChicagoENT is Shedding Light to Parathyroid Disorders