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Treating Thyroid Cancer: With Dr. Naifa Busaidy

Treating Thyroid Cancer: With Dr. Naifa Busaidy

The cancer with the highest and fastest rise since 1970 is thyroid cancer. It is disproportionately affecting women. According to the American Cancer Society, about 56,870 new cases of thyroid cancer (42,470 in women, and 14,400 in men) are diagnosed each year. In 2010, I was one of those patients.

Dr. Busaidy and her kids

Dr. Busaidy and her kids

The disease is a bit of a mystery, so, I spoke with Dr. Naifa Busaidy, an Associate Professor in the Department of Endocrine Neoplasia and Hormonal Disorders at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX.

My giant tumor and me, post-op

My giant tumor and me, post-op

I became aware of her work through a great talk she gave for ThyCa (http://thyca.org/). Dr. Busaidy gave me some great info, which proves even 7 years into the disease, there are still things to learn. Share it with some who needs it.

Well-Adjusted Child Stars: With Christine Lakin

Well-Adjusted Child Stars: With Christine Lakin

Broadway Baby: With Ilana Levine

Broadway Baby: With Ilana Levine