You have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer, and contrary to your doctor's advice, you choose to not proceed with surgery. Is this a patient trend, and how often are patients making this decision?
In a qualitative analysis, Dr. Louise Davies reports on the experience of US patients who self-identify as having an over-diagnosed thyroid cancer.
How likely is death as result of thyroid cancer? In a study by H. Harach, he sites that when reviewing random autopsies, thyroid cancer was prevalent in 34% of the cadavers.
Dr. Davies states, if diagnosed with thyroid cancer, important questions to ask, include:
Dr. Davies says those who choose to opt for no surgery are sometimes called stupid by those who know them, and end up feeling isolated and anxious, with little or no support.
Louise Davies, MD, MS, FACS is an Associate Professor at Geisel School of Medicine
and Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice (TDI).
She is Chief, Otolaryngology at Veterans Administration, White River Jct., VT
Dr. Davies is an otolaryngologist - head & neck surgeon whose thyroid related research is aimed at defining and documenting the problem of rising thyroid cancer incidence and developing management approaches to the problem in ways that are safe and effective. Clinically, Dr. Davies cares for patients with both head and neck and thyroid cancer and general otolaryngology problems primarily at the VA hospital, with a limited practice at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Her career is defined by her goal of helping patients and physicians make good decisions for their cancer care by providing clear, helpful data in useful formats at the needed time and place.
Dr. Michael Tuttle, from Sloan Kettering
Yasuhiro Itoa and Akira Miyauchi
Nonoperative management of low-risk differentiated thyroid carcinoma
En este episodio, estamos con la Dra. Alicia Gauna, Jefa División Endocrinología del Hospital Ramos Mejía, Buenos Aires. Ella es Coordinadora del Comité de Recertificación de Endocrinología y Metabolismo (CREM), Directora de Beca de Dra. Florencia Rodriguez, Ministerio de Salud Pública, 2012-2013, Integrante del Comité Científico del XV Congreso Latinoamericano de Tiroides. Brasil, 2013.
En esta entrevista, Dra Gauna comparte información clave sobre hipotiroidismo y cáncer de tiroides.
YouTube con Dra. Gauna
Dr. Schneider specializes in endocrine surgery, treating diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands. He utilizes several minimally invasive techniques to treat endocrine disorders (endoscopic thyroidectomy, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, laparoscopic adrenalectomy, focused exploration for recurrent thyroid cancer).
This episode explores the following topics:
Dr. David Schneider