First Annual Thyroid Cancer Awareness Event (9.28.19)

August 26, 2019
By: Julie Poucher Harbin, Writer, DCI

Duke Cancer Institute is hosting it's first-ever Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month event to promote awareness for early detection, education and survivorship for thyroid cancer patients and caregivers, on Saturday, September 28, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Duke Cancer Center's front atrium. A light breakfast (fruit, pastries, etc) and beverages (coffee, water, juice) will be provided.

Event topics include:

  • What are the surgical options/best management for thyroid cancer?
  • TSH suppression: Treatment overview (why? how long? etc.) and impacts on long-term health (i.e. cardiac, bone loss, etc.)
  • Thyroid hormone replacement - side effects (fatigue, weight gain, brain fog) and what can be done to help when you are facing these issues
  • Guidelines: What do they say regarding my situation and how are they changing in practice?

Presenters include:

Randall Scheri, MD
(Associate Professor of Surgery Program Director, Endocrine Neoplasia Program)
Jennifer Perkins, MD, MBA
(Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology)
Kathyrn Wall
(Facilitator, ThyCa Raleigh Thyroid Cancer Support Group)


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