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May 1, 2018
Thyroid cancers and conditions have become more common in the previous decades. There are genes that have been associated with the disease, but the exact cause is unknown. All doctors know is that these conditions are passed down from blood relatives to other blood relatives.
Dr. Sarfraz Zaidi is a leading endocrinologist in the U.S.A. He is an expert on thyroid conditions and cancers, as well as many other diseases. Dr. Zaidi is a published author and has written several books based on his 37 years of medical knowledge.
According to his website, thyroid cancer is a slowly progressing cancer, which leads to a favorable prognosis.
There are no definite causes of thyroid cancers, but there have been certain genes and other things that have been linked to those diagnosed with the disease.
The first is a Vitamin D deficiency. “The Power of Vitamin D”, an Amazon best-seller written by Dr. Zaidi, goes into incredible detail about the multitude of health benefits Vitamin D has for the human body. One of these benefits is the prevention and treatment of various cancers, including thyroid cancers.
Dr. Zaidi says that having healthy levels of vitamin D can help in the treatment of cancers but also lessen the growth and development of the disease.
Another cause of thyroid cancers and conditions is radiation exposure. According to Dr. Bridget Brady, victims of radioactive fallout, such as Chernobyl and Hiroshima, have been known to develop thyroid cancers.
Dr. Brady is the the first fellowship-trained endocrine surgeon in Austin, Texas. She is an expert in disease of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands. Dr. Brady has performed thousands of thyroidectomies and parathyroidectomies in her time as a medical professional.
According to Dr. Brady, prior to 1950, low doses of radiation were used to treat adolescents with tonsilitis and acne on the face. Because of the locations of these diseases, the radiation would infect the thyroid, and lead to the manifestation of thyroid cancers.
While these and many other medical professionals have realized many possible causes of thyroid cancer, one definitive reason for this disease to manifest has not been found yet. And although countless medical professionals and organizations are working hard everyday to find a cure and help those affected, there is a long road ahead before this cancer is defeated once and for all.