Are You At Risk for Thyroid Cancer?

This year, it is estimated that over 53,000 adults in the United States will be diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Thyroid cancer is the fifth most common type of cancer in women. It’s the type of cancer that occurs in the cells of the thyroid, the butterfly-shaped gland that can be found at the base of […]

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Thyroid Awareness Month

The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped organ found at the base of the neck. This gland may be small, but it plays an important role in the body. It has a significant influence on the functioning of some of the body’s main organs such as the brain, heart, liver, and kidneys. Any problem in the […]

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Let’s Talk About Your Thyroid

The thyroid gland is the small, butterfly-shaped organ found at the base of the neck. It is part of the endocrine system responsible for releasing hormones that control the body’s metabolism. It is an important part of how the body processes energy. The hormones produced by the gland play a vital role in several functions […]

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Thyroid Disease Treatment Options

Although it is small in size, the butterfly-shaped gland we know as the thyroid plays a crucial part in our metabolism and general well-being. It’s not uncommon for this gland to malfunction and start to cause symptoms that can become difficult to manage. Common problems a patient can experience are hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, goitre or nodules. […]

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Surgeon and Survivor: Understanding Thyroid Cancers

From Fort Sanders Regional Health & Lifestyles Surgical oncologist Troy Kimsey, MD, FACS, of Premier Surgical Fort Sanders Regional, has a special understanding of patients’ thyroid cancer cases.  That’s because Kimsey is himself, a thyroid cancer survivor. “I underwent a total thyroidectomy in December, 2012,” Kimsey says. “The overall prognosis for differentiated thyroid cancer is […]

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5 Tips For Thyroid Surgery Recovery

Thyroid surgery is a common and safe procedure. It is normal for patients undergoing any medical procedure to have questions or concerns about recovery and life after surgery. You can expect to receive specific instructions from your physician following your procedure, but answers to common questions regarding recovery of thyroid surgery include: What is recovery […]

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4 Things You Need To Know Before Your Thyroid Surgery Procedure

The thyroid is an important gland in your body producing a hormone responsible for regulating many body functions. The gland has a left and right side as well as a middle section known as the isthmus. Just as with any other part of the body, things can go awry in this gland requiring a surgical […]

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What No One Tells You About Thyroid Nodules Symptoms

Odds are, if you are familiar with thyroid nodules then perhaps you or a close loved one have received a previous diagnosis. Thyroid nodules are solid or fluid filled lumps within your thyroid. The thyroid is a small gland located at the base of the neck, just above the breastbone. Thankfully, most thyroid nodules are […]

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What are Symptoms of Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism?

The thyroid is a tiny, bowtie- shaped gland that controls hormones directly related to the body’s energy level. The thyroid regulates food digestion by secreting hormones into the blood stream and serves as the body’s thermostat for metabolism. It is normally located in the lower front of your neck. Thyroid hormone secreted by the gland […]

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