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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 Maude Veech

Whether designing computer systems as a management consultant in the oil-and-gas industry or earning an MBA at Rice University, Charlotte...

BY Jeffrey Foskett

Everything I have today, I owe to my voice. God granted me a wonderful singing voice at a very young age, and it served me well until I was...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Ever logged into MyChart to check on some lab test results, then just stared blankly at the screen once you saw them? You’re not alone. 

Unless you work in the medical field, figuring out what all of those values mean and how to interpret them can sometimes be a challenge.

We sought insight from Adriana Maria Knopfelmacher-Couchonal, M.D., a specialist in Laboratory Medicine. Here’s what she had to say.

How are...

Man in green sweater and blue pants discussing online medical chart with two doctors

BY Julian Cavazos

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in your lower neck. It produces hormones that help regulate your metabolism, temperature and energy...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Though it happens very infrequently, sometimes people develop a second type of cancer in addition to the first. This could be due to a number...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Radioactive iodine therapy has been used in the treatment of thyroid cancer since the early 1940s. But how does it work? Which patients need...

BY Meagan Raeke

Breast cancer treatment took a toll on Debbie Mendoza, but she regained her strength and energy with the help of Active Living After Cancer...

BY Kasey Bass

I was a junior at Texas A&M University when I first got diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer after a quick visit to the campus health...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

You’ve probably heard of the low-fat diet. Maybe even the low-carb diet. But what about the low-iodine diet?

If you or someone you...