About Thyroid Cancer & Thyroid Nodules In 30 Minutes

Every year, millions of people are diagnosed with thyroid cancer or thyroid nodules. In Thyroid Cancer and Thyroid Nodules In 30 Minutes, you will learn that most thyroid nodules are benign and many patients with thyroid nodules do not need surgery. Further, even if the nodule turns out to be malignant, the majority of thyroid cancers can be successfully managed with an excellent long-term prognosis.

The author of Thyroid Cancer and Thyroid Nodules In 30 Minutes is Dr. Per-Olof Hasselgren, an experienced endocrine surgeon and professor at Harvard Medical School. Over a 45-year career, he has operated on numerous patients with thyroid cancer and thyroid nodules. Using plain English, he will explain basic concepts related to thyroid cancer and thyroid nodules, including:

  • The anatomy and function of the thyroid gland
  • The role of thyroid hormones
  • Blood and imaging tests
  • Hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism
  • Bethesda classifications and the risk for cancer
  • Management of benign nodules
  • Management of thyroid cancer
  • Total thyroidectomies and other types of thyroid surgery
  • Different types of doctors and medical specialists you may encounter

The author will also describe four cases involving patients diagnosed with thyroid nodules, including malignant nodules. He will help us follow the diagnostic workup and management options (including different types of surgeries) in a 37-year old stay-at-home mom, a 19-year old college student, a 62-year old truck driver, and a 58-year old high school teacher.

This book is not a do-it-yourself guide — a doctor is needed to diagnose and provide medical advice. However, Thyroid Cancer and Thyroid Nodules In 30 Minutes can help you understand what your doctor is recommending and why. If you or a loved one is diagnosed with thyroid nodules, Thyroid Cancer and Thyroid Nodules In 30 Minutes can be an invaluable and expert resource.

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Welcome to Thyroid Cancer and Thyroid Nodules In 30 Minutes. If you or a family member has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer or a thyroid nodule, you are one among the millions of people who are found to have nodules or cancer in the thyroid gland every year.

The good news is that most thyroid nodules are benign (noncancerous), and many patients with thyroid nodules do not need surgery or any other treatment. Further, even if the nodule turns out to be malignant (cancerous), the majority of thyroid cancers can be successfully treated with an excellent long-term prognosis. In fact, physicians often tell patients that thyroid cancer is a “good cancer,” as it is not nearly as serious as other types of cancer. Indeed, patients with thyroid cancer rarely die from the disease.

The author of Thyroid Cancer and Thyroid Nodules In 30 Minutes is an endocrine surgeon and professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Per-Olof Hasselgren has been practicing surgery for about 45 years, focusing on surgeries of the thyroid gland, parathyroid glands, and adrenal glands during much of his career. He has operated on numerous patients with thyroid cancer and thyroid nodules. Using plain English, he explains basic concepts related to thyroid cancer and thyroid nodules, including:

  • The anatomy and function of the thyroid gland
  • The diagnostic workup of thyroid nodules, including blood and imaging tests
  • Management of benign nodules
  • Management of thyroid cancer
  • Thyroid surgery
  • The role of radioiodine in treating thyroid cancer.

The author also describes four cases involving patients with thyroid nodules, including malignant nodules. He helps us follow the diagnostic workup and treatment options, including different types of surgery, in a 37-year-old stay-at-home mom, a 19-year-old college student, a 62-year-old truck driver, and a 58-year-old high school teacher.

Thyroid Cancer and Thyroid Nodules In 30 Minutes also includes a glossary of terms. It can be found at the back of this guide, as well as online at thyroid.in30minutes.com. The companion website contains additional resources, including videos and links to reputable resources for patients with thyroid cancer or thyroid nodules.

Thyroid Cancer and Thyroid Nodules In 30 Minutes is not intended to be a comprehensive exploration of thyroid disorders. Rather, it is intended as an overview and reference that can help you understand what your doctor is recommending and why.