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Tiny Thyroid Cancers Grow if TSH is > 2.5mIU/L.

In the past few years we have moved toward the idea that less is more in the management of thyroid cancers.  This is particularly true with small thyroid cancers (microcarcinomas, less than 1.o centimeters) that are common and often incidentally

Posted in Cancer, prevention of endocrine disease, Thyroid, thyroid cancer

Half of Hypothyroid Patients are Not Satisfied With Their Current Treatment.

I am happy to share that greater attention is being paid to hypothyroid treatment and quality of life of patients with hypothyroid.  Here (below) I report the data made available to endocrinologists who attended a special American Thyroid Association (ATA) conference

Posted in hypothyroid, Thyroid, thyroid cancer

Low T3 associated with worse health measures in hypothyroid patients.

A highlight in the concepts that I gathered at 2016 American Thyroid Association meeting in Denver Colorado includes the documentation that low T3 is associated with worse health measures and for the persistent hypothyroid symptoms in patients treated with levothyroxine

Posted in Hormone Replacement Therapy, hypothyroid, Thyroid, thyroid cancer, Uncategorized

2016 update on thyroid cancer management and diagnosis of risks with molecular markers.

In this blog I will share with you what’s new in papillary thyroid cancer therapy this year: 2016 update on risk stratification for treatment and defining a spectrum with three broad levels of cancer recurrence risk (low, intermediate, high risk)

Posted in Cancer, Thyroid, thyroid cancer

Why I Prescribe Levothyroxine (T4) First for Hypothyroidism as a Holistic Endocrinologist.

This month I had a patient who is hypothyroid, as a result of Hashimotos thyroiditis, ask me to give her compounded combination t3/t4 thyroid hormone therapy during fertility treatments and pregnancy. She was a new patient to me and came

Posted in Hormone Replacement Therapy, hypothyroid, Thyroid, thyroid cancer