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Oral, Head, Neck & Thyroid Cancers Information

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General Information About Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the thyroid gland. The thyroid is a gland at the base of the throat near the trachea (windpipe). It is shaped like a butterfly, with a right lobe and a left lobe. The isthmus, a thin piece of tissue, connects the two lobes. A healthy thyroid is a little larger than a quarter. It usually cannot be felt through the skin.

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Finding a New Normal after Esophageal Cancer

by Penny Damaskos, LCSW, OSW-C

Survival rates for all cancers are on the rise, including those for people diagnosed with esophageal cancer. Esophageal cancer survivors face many of the same quality of life issues that all cancer survivors face: the need to make adjustments in the physical, psychological, and practical realms.

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