CLINICAL THYROIDOLOGY FOR PATIENTS
A publication of the American Thyroid Association
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Welcome to Clinical Thyroidology for Patients. This publication is a collection of summaries of recently published articles from the medical literature that covers the broad spectrum of thyroid disorders. Clinical Thyroidology for Patients is published on a monthly basis and includes summaries of research studies that were discussed in the previous month’s issue of Clinical Thyroidology, a publication of the American Thyroid Association for physicians. The Calendar of Events highlights educational forums and support groups that are organized by members of the Alliance for Thyroid Patient Education. The Alliance member groups consist of: the American Thyroid Association, the Graves’ Disease Foundation, the Light of Life Foundation and ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors Association.
Starting with this issue, we will be running a periodic article featuring one of the Alliance Groups. This month, we are highlighting ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors Association as they report on the success of their recent annual meeting.
IN THIS ISSUE, STUDIES ASK THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:
- Does when you take your thyroid hormone make a difference?
- How does pregnancy affect your thyroid hormone levels?
- When is the best time to perform the scan after I-131 treatment for thyroid cancer?
- Do thyroid hormone levels predict thyroid cancer in patients with thyroid nodules?
- Is surgery for thyroid cancer beneficial to older patients with multiple other medical conditions?
We welcome your feedback and suggestions. Please follow this link to let us know what you want to see in this publication. I hope you find these summaries interesting and informative.
— Alan Farwell, MD