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Thyroid Cancer

January is American Thyroid Awareness Month

Protect Yourself and Your Family.

According to the American Cancer Society, in 2016 there were about 62,450 new cases of thyroid cancer reported in the United States.  More than 49,000 of the new cases were women. Women are more likely to have thyroid cancer than men. Thyroid cancer can occur in any age group, although it is much more common after the age of 30, and it increases significantly in older adults.     Continue reading January is American Thyroid Awareness Month

Dr. Friedman Answers Your Most Frequently Asked Questions About Thyroid Cancer

FAQ’s

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.

How is thyroid cancer treated?

Surgery is almost always curative. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy are rarely used. Continue reading Dr. Friedman Answers Your Most Frequently Asked Questions About Thyroid Cancer