Thyroid Cancer

What’s that lump in the neck? If it moves as you swallow, it might be a thyroid nodule. The thyroid gland normally produces the thyroid hormone which affects our heart rate, body temperature and energy level (basal metabolic rate). In addition, special cells within the thyroid gland known as C cells make calcitonin which controls the level of calcium in the blood. Most thyroid nodules...

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A lump in the neck -old

A lump in the neck -old

What’s that lump in the neck? If it moves as you swallow, it might be a thyroid nodule. The thyroid gland normally produces the thyroid hormone which affects our heart rate, body temperature and energy level (basal metabolic rate). In addition, special cells within the thyroid gland known as C cells make calcitonin which controls the level of calcium in the blood. Most thyroid nodules (more...

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A Chinese cancer

“Nose” cancer or more accurately termed nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) has often been called a Chinese cancer because of the high incidence of NPC in Chinese, especially those of Southern Chinese descent, especially among Cantonese. The incidence here is approximately 20 per 100,000 as is as high as 30 to 50 per 100,000 in Guangzhou. For a long time, it has been among the top 5 cancers...

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