Finding thyroid cancer easier thanks to technology


THE RATE OF AMERICANS DIAGNOSED
WITH THYROID CANCER HAS MORE
THAN TRIPLED OVER THE PAST FOUR
DECADES. ACCORDING TO THE AMERICAN CANCER
SOCIETY, WOMEN ARE DIAGNOSED
WITH THYROID CANCER THREE TIMES
MORE THAN MEN. THE THYROID IS A
BUTTERFLY-SHAPED ORGAN AT THE
BASE OF THE THROAT AND THE GLAND
PRODUCES HORMONES WHICH ARE
IMPORTANT IN REGULATING YOUR
BODY’S METABOLISM. DR. ARMANDO SARDI AT MERCY
MEDICAL CENTER SAYS THYROID
CANCER IS ONE OF THE MOST
CURABLE FORMS OF CANCER AND THE
VAST MAJORITY OF CASES ARE NOT
LIFE-THREATENING. DR. SARDI SAYS DUE TO MORE
READILY AVAILABLE TECHNOLOGY, IT
IS NOW EASIER TO FIN
>>WE ARE USING A LOT OF
TECHNOLOGY TO DIAGNOSE
CONDITIONS. FREQUENTLY WE FIND THYROID
NODULES OF MASSES THAT LEAD TO
DIAGNOSIS. ASHLEY DR. SARDI SAYS
: TREATMENTS, WHICH CAN INCLUDE
SURGERY, ARE LOW RISK AND
USUALLY VERY SUCCESSFUL. THE CAUSE OF THYROID CANCER IS
UNKNOWN, BUT CERTAIN RISK
FACTORS HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED AND
INCLUDE A FAMILY HISTORY O

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