Visual Examination of the Neck 101: Thyroid Nodules Seen on the Necks of people on TV.

Visual Examination of the Neck 101: Thyroid Nodules Seen on the Necks of people on TV.

Visual Examination of the Neck 101: Thyroid Nodules Seen on the Necks of people on TV.

Visual Examination of the Neck 101: Thyroid Nodules Seen on the Necks of people on TV.

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Dr.Guttler’s comments:

  1. I have seen people on TV with neck masses in the thyroid area.
  2. I have called them and told them they needed to be evaluated.
  3. Some said they knew they had a nodule and it was biopsied and was benign.
  4. A few hung up on me.
  5. However in 40 years have diagnosed a few cases after first seeing them on TV.
  6. Thyroid gland will move up and down when the person is talking.
  7. My first was a News person whose nodule was evident.I called her and she came in for a biopsy.
  8. The nodule was a cyst. After one biopsy and drainage it never recurred until she was lost to follow up moving out of state.
  9. A reported incident took place in the spring of 2018, when a head and neck surgeon watching “Beachfront Bargain Hunt,” noticed an area of swelling on the front of the home buyer’s throat.

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  1. When she turned her head or stretched her neck to look upward, the swelling became prominent enough that he believed it could be a thyroid mass.
  2. He posted his concerns to his Facebook page.
  3. With the power of the internet, the surgeon and the home buyer were quickly put in touch with each other.
  4. He explained his suspicion and urged her to undergo diagnostic tests, specifically a sonogram and a fine needle biopsy.
  5. She followed his advice, learned that she did indeed have a malignant tumor, and immediately sought appropriate treatment.
  6. On HGTV, Several years prior, a nurse watching the popular home renovation show “Flip or Flop” discerned what she believed to be a tumor on the neck of one of the hosts.
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  8. Her concerns proved to be correct. The tumor was malignant, and the host underwent successful treatment for his thyroid cancer.
  9. A keen eye by a physician or nurse can spot a thyroid nodule.
  10. If you get a call about your neck after appearing in a TV show do not ignore it.
  11. You may have thyroid cancer.

 

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