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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Thyroid Cancer, Diagnosis and Staging
  • Treatment Options: The Role of Surgery, Thyroid Hormone Therapy, Radioiodine Therapy, External Beam Radiation, Chemotherapy
  • Clinical Trials and Novel Approaches to Treat Refractory Thyroid Cancer
  • Managing Treatment Side Effects and Pain
  • Doctor-Patient Communication
  • Quality-of-Life Concerns
  • Nutritional Concerns and Tips
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

William M. Lydiatt, MD
Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, Director of Head and Neck Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Keith D. Eaton, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Division of Oncology, University of Washington, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Associate Member, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Joel C. Rush, MS, RD, CSO, LD, CNSC
Clinical Nutrition Specialist, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Carolyn Messner, DSW, MSW, OSW-C
Director of Education and Training, CancerCare


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on January 10, 2012.

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The information presented in this workshop is provided for your general information only. It is not intended as medical advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified health professionals who are aware of your specific situation. We encourage you to take information and questions back to your individual health care provider as a way of creating a dialogue and partnership about your cancer and your treatment.