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Thyroid Cancer and Thyroid Nodules In 30 Minutes

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Being that I have been dealing with thyroid nodules, I thought this would be a helpful book. An easy read with important information but I didn't learn much more than I already knew.I did find that the dr when presenting the few case studies had a tendency to lean towards surgery which I'm not a fan of unless it is absolutely necessary like if it is cancerous or causing other severe health issues like breathing difficulties, nerve issues or hormonal issues(only if medication can't help the hormone issues).
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Thyroid Cancer and Thyroid Nodules in 30 Minutes by Per-Olaf Hasselgren, MC PhD is full of important information for anyone wanting to know more about the thyroid. It is written in language that the lay person (like me!) can understand. It explains different concepts, doctors as well as treatments available.  I would highly recommend this book for those wanting to learn more about thyroid cancer and nodules.
Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for an advanced copy of this book for an honest opinion.
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This book is full of vital information for anyone with thyroid modules or thyroid cancer.It's written where you can understand what your are facing an the things you should do to be informed by your doctors.I think this book will help may people that have cancer or benign nodules.
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Review of Thyroid Cancer and Thyroid Nodules In 30 Minutes: A guide to symptoms, diagnosis, surgery, and disease management by Per-Olof Hasselgren

Key Summary
A brilliant book covering all the basics of thyroid nodules and associated cancer. Very informative and easy to understand. Whether you or someone you know has an underactive, overactive or other thyroid problem this is a great guide to offer background. Obviously not to use in place of medical advice but it explains clearly how the thyroid works, what can go wrong, thyroid symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and prognosis. It took me more than 30 minutes to read but I wasn’t in a rush. Recommended for anyone wanting to know more about the role of the thyroid and how disorders are detected and treated. Gifted: thanks to NetGalley for an electronic copy in exchange for an honest review.

My Thoughts
What I liked best about this book is how easy it was to follow and understand the information. It’s very well written and clearly explains some more complicated concepts such as the negative feedback loop between the pituitary and thyroid glands. The book covers the thyroid gland; four different case studies; types of doctors, tests and classifications; benign thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer, thyroid surgery, and radioactive iodine treatment. There is also a useful glossary of terms. Although it’s a fairly short book, 30 minutes is a big under-estimation for how long it takes to read (unless you’re speed-reading which would only work if you already knew most of the contents). I think 2 hours is a more accurate timeframe if you’re reading to understand the content. It does cover a great deal of very useful information and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants information ranging from thyroid function through to thyroid symptoms and thyroid disease.
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I was very disappointed with this book. It is ideal for someone recently diagnosed with thyroid issues and disease but that is where it ends. As someone who has studied thyroid cancer for almost 25 years I found this section of the book totally lacking in anything new. It could have been written more than fifty years ago. There is no section on thyroid tumours that have moved to other parts of the body apart from briefly mentioning those organs that are most often targetted, i.e. the lungs, bones etc. Where is information on the cutting edge new research for those with secondary thyroid tumours, the chemotherapy drugs now being used to address metastaces, the clinical trials which at present are being instigated for treating secondary tumours. How these chemotherapy drugs were discovered. If you are going to write yet another book about the thyroid gland then at least include medical advances right up to the present day. Without it the informaton is vastly outdated and no use to anyone, otherwise you end up with a book that just repeats the same info already published numerous times.
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This book should be read by everyone that has a thyroid problem, nodules or thyroid cancer. It is a quick read but very informative. I wish I had read this book before I had my thyroid removed due to thyroid cancer.
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I wish I would have had thin book when I finally figured out after two years that I had nodules on my thyroid. Found only because of a stiff neck that after an x-ray, shots (neck, shoulders, & back), we were ok’d for an MRI. where they found them. I knew when I heard the words I had cancer my body had been fighting this thing for two year of not being me. It was Papillary like my mother’s was. So, like your book I had regular testing because I was always worried. I had TT & feel better that I did before even on my bad days now. This book would have sidelined so many of my fears that I could not get clear cut info from my insurance and my oncologist was from out of town. Fired him anyway. Working with endocrinologist ever since. The terminology worth it’s weight in gold and letting us know what test to talk to our doctors about or ask to better understand. Very well done. I give this: 5 stars. Provided by
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It does what it said on the tin, however, I did not learn anything new, hence my rating. I felt it was too basic.
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Dr. Per-Olof Hasselgren presents an easy to understand overview of the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid nodules and cancers. I wish I had access to this book when I was first diagnosed with thyroid nodules—it would have been very reassuring, and I might have been able to ask my doctor better questions.

The chapters describing the thyroid anatomy and function were brief, but enough to get a basic understanding if you’re not already familiar with this important gland. Dr. Hasselgren uses quite a bit of medical terminology but explains his terms clearly, and understanding this vocabulary will make it easier for you to understand your doctor. Where the book really shines is in its description of how thyroid nodules and cancers are diagnosed and treated and what the typical prognosis is.

The only thing the author did not discuss that I wish he had included was the possibility of having image-guided thermal ablation (either laser or radiofrequency) to treat benign nodules. Although it’s not yet commonly available in the United States, it’s been used very successfully in Europe and Asia. It’s the treatment my doctor recommended for me, so it would have been nice to learn more about it.

I was provided an ARC through NetGalley that I volunteered to review.
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Thyroid Cancer and Thyroid Nodules in 30 Minutes by PerOlof Hasselgren, M.D., Ph.D.
Book Review by Dawn Thomas

115 Pages
Publisher: 130 Media Corp
Release Date: June 23, 2020

Health, Mind & Body, Reference

In 2015, after a CT scan for my lungs, the doctor found a thyroid nodule. It pushed inwards so I did not have an obvious lump. I had a fine needle aspiration biopsy which led to having half my thyroid removed and now take medication for hypothyroidism. I found this book and thought it looked interesting. In this immediate results culture we live in, who doesn’t like to learn something in 30 minutes.

Chapter 1: Introduction to the thyroid gland
Chapter 2: Case studies
Chapter 3: Doctors, tests and classifications
Chapter 4: Benign thyroid nodules
Chapter 5: Thyroid cancer
Chapter 6: Thyroid surgery
Chapter 7: Radioactive iodine treatment

I wish this book was around when I was having my diagnosis and assessment. I would have felt better knowing what was going on with my thyroid especially the hoarseness and need for medication.
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I learned within an hour the signs, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment to thyroid cancer and nodules in a language that I understand.  I had no idea what yearly lab work I should request and the pictures showed me a lot also. This was an excellent detailed short learning book that helped me understand about my recent thyroid nodule diagnosis.
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For years, I have had thyroid nodules, and see an endocrinologist regularly for treatment.  When I saw this book on NetGalley, I immediately wanted to read it to find out more about my condition.  I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy, which I read in a short time.  The book is not long, but it provides a good overview and explanation of the thyroid, thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer.  Luckily, my nodules are quite small and have not led to surgery or to cancer—which I hope continues. This book can provide a lot of good information on the thyroid for anyone with a thyroid condition, who has a loved one or someone they know with a thyroid condition, or who has or has had thyroid cancer. I liked the way Dr. Hasselgren began by setting the stage, discussing the thyroid, where it is located in the body and its functions. He then covered everything and anything a person would want to know about nodules, thyroid surgery and thyroid cancer.  The book was not too wordy, nor did it “talk down” to the reader. No, it was professionally written, in language anyone could understand.  I wish there were more books like this one about other diseases, afflictions, etc., so people could better understand the ins and outs of medical things. Sometimes, a patient will not ask a doctor many questions, though he/she may want the answers because he/she feels they are asking stupid questions or taking up too much of the doctor’s time. Books like this one could help them understand their own mysteries of medicine. I am grateful that I got this book from NetGalley to read and review because it definitely helped me understand a lot the thyroid.
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I received an advance reader copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review via netgalley and the publishers.

This is a fantastic guide about the thyroid, thyroid cancer and thyroid nodules.

This guide explains about what the thyroid is, what it does, what it looks like, where it is and how its used, then goes on to show 4 cases where patients have had thyroid nodules or cancer and what happened medically for them. 

My mother had Thyroid cancer last year and had her thyroid and parathyroid removed and I wish we would have had this book then, it would have put us so much at ease.
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This book is a comprehensive and understandable description of thyroid diseases and issues   I was diagnosed with thyroid nodules 20 years and have been having checkups every year.  This book put my mind at ease about the probability of them turning to cancer.  I wish I had access to this information when I was diagnosed.  This book is a MUST READ for anyone with thyroid issues.
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I have read many books on Thryoid conditions and I found this book to be the most informative and easy to understand 

It's explains what the thyroid actual does and how it functions, right through to the conditions that can affect it.

Well written and very pleased to have it in my library
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A very informative read that covers all the basics in a simple and easy to read format. The use of case studies were particularly useful and there are a number of pages I will certainly be referring to as a refresher in the future. As a voice therapist, I would have preferred more on the impact of the voice but that’s from my own professional perspective. 

Overall, a very handy introduction to the subject and ideal for making quick references.
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