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Update on the WEGO Health Activist Awards

Thank you for nominating Cancer Girl for the Best In Show: Twitter Award!  We’re all very excited.

You have until December 31st to endorse her nomination here.

And don’t forget that you still have time to nominate your favorite health activist in one of 16 categories.

http://info.wegohealth.com/health-activist-awards-2012/

Announcing the 2012 WEGO Health Activist Awards!

It’s that time of year again! If you have enjoyed our hijinks this year, please consider nominating a member of Team Thyroid for a Health Activist Award.

Best Ensemble Cast Award
Awarded to a group who advocates with tireless dedication and wide-reaching impact. Nominate your favorite organization, community, group, or foundation.

Hilarious Health Activist Award
Awarded to the Health Activist who makes you laugh alongside their advocacy.  Nominate your favorite comedian.

Rookie of the Year Award
Awarded to a Health Activist who came on the scene in 2012 but has inspired the entire community. Nominate your favorite newbie.

There are many other categories you can nominate us for.

Thyroid Cancer Treatments and Patient Rights

Cancer treatment is as varied as the cancer diagnosis and the patient. Two patients with the same diagnosis aren’t necessarily undergoing the same treatment plan. Lifestyle factors and life goals factor into a treatment plan, too. To illustrate: A 28-year-old female who is newly married and wants to have a family needs a treatment plan that preserves her fertility; however, a 60-year-old male with grandchildren does not have those needs.
Read the rest at Everyday Health.

A Team Thyroid Tribute

I cannot believe tomorrow is the last day of September and that Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month is drawing to a close. There’s still plenty of advocacy work to do, and my next stop is the ThyCa conference. It is our hope that this 30-day campaign inspired you to take a stand, gave you new information, made you laugh, and most importantly, reminded you that you’re not alone.

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Panels of Molecular Markers Improve Diagnosis of Thyroid Cancer

The application of molecular markers is already significantly improving the diagnosis of thyroid cancer, according to several studies presented during the 82nd annual meeting of the American Thyroid Association, and broader application of mutational panels to tumor samples could help prevent unnecessary surgeries to confirm the diagnosis.

Read the rest at OncLive.