Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma (MTC)

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Survivors Group Connects MTC Patients as New Therapies Offer Hope

In late February 2016, while getting dressed for work, George Labonte — the deputy police chief of Wrentham, Massachusetts — noticed a lump under his Adam’s apple as he knotted the tie of his uniform. Labonte’s primary care provider ordered imaging and referred the 35-year-old to an ear, nose, and throat specialist. A biopsy showed…

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The Benefits of TKIs in Treating Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma

The only curative treatment for medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) is total thyroidectomy and lymph node dissection. However, even with patients in whom a radical surgical approach has been taken, serum calcitonin levels can be persistently high in macroscopic MTC. In a 10-year period, 50% of patients undergo relapse despite surgery. Distant metastases in the lungs,…

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Endocrine Surgeon Dr. Haggi Mazeh Describes the Challenges of Treating MTC