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is it true there's a connection between poor thyroid function and cancer?

By Anonymous July 7, 2009 - 4:58pm
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I've heard that nearly 100% of all people with cancer have low thyroid function. Has research been done to correlate the two?

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Thank you for the information. I am sure it will be beneficial.

July 12, 2009 - 8:53am

I want to share this powerpoint that I was sent when I was asked the question about the connection between thyroid and cancer!

July 12, 2009 - 8:49am

Hey anon, we posed your question to Dr. Theo Friedmann who responded by saying "No that is not true. Some patients who are very ill have what is called sick euthryoid, with low freet4, freet3 and nl tsh. Its not clear if these people need thryoid meds or not. A patient who got radiation to their neck for their cancer will likely have thryoid problems."

To find out more about Dr. Friedman, visit www.good hormone health.com

Does that help?

July 8, 2009 - 9:56am

I'm not sure about this, so I'm going to pose this question to our panel of medical Experts for you. Hope to get an answer, shortly.

July 7, 2009 - 7:45pm
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