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BY Cynthia DeMarco

Papillary thyroid cancer is the most common form of thyroid cancer. It is normally a slow-growing cancer and makes up roughly 80% to 85% of all thyroid cancer cases.

How is papillary thyroid cancer diagnosed? Does it have any symptoms? And how is it typically treated?

For answers to these questions and more, we reached out to endocrinologist Priyanka Iyer, M.B.B.S., who specializes in endocrine neoplasia and hormonal disorders...

Microscopic view of papillary thyroid cancer cells tinted in shades of bright pink and purple  for contrast

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Nodular melanoma is a type of skin cancer that can mimic benign conditions, including blood blisters and acne. It’s also one of the more invasive...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Most melanomas tend to appear as irregular black or dark brown splotches on the skin. But amelanotic melanoma is an outlier: it doesn’t share...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Many women will experience a breast cyst at some point in their lives. Though they tend to be more common among women between the ages of 30 and 50, breast cysts can develop at any age.

So, what causes breast cysts? Is there any way to treat them? And how do you tell if a lump is breast cancer or just a cyst? 

We went to breast surgical oncologist Ana Paula Correa Refinetti, M.D., for answers.

What are breast...

Close-up view of two Black hands palpating their owner's breast beneath a white tank top

BY Cynthia DeMarco

The start of a new flu season often brings questions, such as: “When should I get my shot?” And, “Is it OK to get my flu shot and another...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Many skin cancers — including cutaneous melanoma — are associated with UV exposure. Yet acral lentiginous melanoma develops only on areas...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Most people experience a canker sore at some point in their lives. These small, often painful lesions can appear on any moist, fleshy surface...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

You may have heard that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted emergency use authorization to a new pair of COVID-19 booster shots...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

If you need an ostomy as a part of your cancer treatment, you probably have a lot of questions. 

To learn more about who...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

How many types of leukemia are there? What makes each one unique, and are they treated any differently? 

We went to leukemia specialist...