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.
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.
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.