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THYROID CANCER

THYROID CANCER

Tumor Markers for Thyroid Cancer Surveillance

by W. Reid Litchfield, MD FACE | +Read More

Well differentiated thyroid cancers can be effectively monitored by the use of blood measurements of tumor markers.


Thyroid Cancer Risk Factors

by W. Reid Litchfield, MD FACE | +Read More

Clinical studies of thyroid nodules and patients with thyroid cancer has identified specific risk factors which increase the probability that a nodule is malignant. This article review risk factors associated with a higher risk for cancer.


Radiation Exposure and the Nevada Test Site

by W. Reid Litchfield, MD FACE | +Read More

Exposure to ionizing radiation is one of the major risk factors for thyroid cancer. Living in Southern Nevada and having a diagnosis of thyroid cancer always raises questions about our proximity to the Nevada Test site and possible exposure to radiation as a result of where we live. This article will attempt to review some of this information.