Saturday, August 18, 2012

Metabolic and/or Dietary Acids are the Main Cause of Thyroid Cancer

According to the National Cancer Institute, there are about 56,000 new cases of cancerous thyroids in the US each year, and the majority of those diagnoses are papillary thyroid cancer—the most common type of thyroid cancer. Females are more likely to have thyroid cancer at a ratio of 3:1 due to acidic stress and diet. Thyroid cancer can occur in any age group, although it is most common after age 30, and
 its aggressiveness increases significantly in older patients who are more likely to be affected by an acidic lifestyle and diet.

A Cancerous Thyroid does not always cause symptoms; often, the first sign of a cancerous thyroid is a thyroid nodule.

•The National Cancer Institute recommends that anyone who received radiation to the head or neck in childhood be examined by a doctor every one to two years to detect potential thyroid cancer.
•The thyroid gland send electrical impulses which are important in the normal regulation of the metabolism of the body.
•There are four major types of thyroid cancer: papillary, follicular, medullary and anaplastic.
•The most common signs and symptoms of a cancerous acidic thyroid include a lump, or thyroid nodule, that can be felt in the neck, trouble swallowing, throat or neck pain, swollen lymph nodes in the neck, cough, and vocal changes.
•Most commonly an ultrasound is performed to confirm the presence of a nodule, and assess the status of the whole gland.
•Surgery is the most common form of treatment for an acidic cancerous thyroid.
•The survival rate and prognosis of thyroid cancer depends upon a few factors, including the individual's age, the size of the tumor, and whether dietary and/or metaboic acids have fermented other body cells causing a canceorus condition in other glands or organs of the body.

What is the thyroid?

The thyroid is a gland in the neck. It has two kinds of cells that help to regulate the body's energy needs. Follicular cells release electrical impulses, which regulates heart rate, body temperature, and energy level. C cells regulate and control the level of calcium in the blood to help maintain the alkaline design of the blood at 7.365. 

The thyroid is shaped like a butterfly and lies at the front of the neck, beneath the voice box (larynx). It has two parts, or lobes. The two lobes are separated by a thin section called the isthmus.
A healthy thyroid is a little larger than a quarter. It usually cannot be felt through the skin. A swollen lobe might look or feel like a lump in the front of the neck. A swollen or acidic thyroid is called a goiter. Most goiters are caused by not enough iodine in the diet and/or an acidic lifestyle and diet.

What are the types of thyroid cancer?

Thyroid nodules can be benign or malignant. The following are the major types of thyroid cancer:

•Papillary and follicular thyroid cancers account for 80 to 90 percent of all thyroid cancers. Both types begin in the follicular cells of the thyroid. Most papillary and follicular thyroid cancers tend to grow slowly. If they are detected early, most can be treated successfully.
•Medullary thyroid cancer accounts for 5 to 10 percent of thyroid cancer cases. It arises in C cells, not follicular cells. Medullary thyroid cancer is easier to control if it is found and treated before it spreads to other parts of the body.
•Anaplastic thyroid cancer is the least common type of thyroid cancer (only 1 to 2 percent of cases). It arises in the follicular cells. The cancerous cells are highly abnormal and difficult to recognize. This type of a cancerous condition is usually very hard to control because the cancerous cells as they rot and spoil healthy cells causing them to become cancerous.

If a cancerous fermenting acidic thyroid affects other healthy cells (metastasizes) outside the thyroid, cancerous or acidic cells are often found in nearby lymph nodes, nerves, or blood vessels. If the cancerous or acidic cells reach these lymph nodes, cancerous cells or metabolic and/or dietary acids will also flow to other lymph nodes or to other organs, such as the lungs or bones fermenting and/or rotting lugn or bone cells causing a cancerous condition of the lungs or bones.

Since metabolic and/or dietary acids flow through the entire blood and lymph system these cancer causing acids can ferment or rot other healthy cells causing a cancerous condition anywhere in the body. For example, if metabolic and/or dietary acids flow to the lungs they can ferment or rot lung cells causing lung cancer.

Research has shown that people with certain risk factors are more likely than others to develop an acidic or cancerous thyroid. A risk factor is anything that increases a person's chance of developing an acidic condition due to excess acids.

The following risk factors are associated with an increased chance of developing an acidic or cancerous thyroid:

1. Radiation. People exposed to high levels of radiation are much more likely than others to develop papillary or follicular thyroid cancer.
2. Family history. Medullary thyroid cancer can be caused by a change, or alteration, in a gene called RET. The altered RET gene can be passed from parent to child. Nearly everyone with the altered RET gene will develop medullary thyroid cancer. A blood test can detect an altered RET gene. If the abnormal gene is found in a person with medullary thyroid cancer, the doctor may suggest that family members be tested.
3. Age. Most patients with a cancerous thyroid are more than 40 years old. People with anaplastic canerous thyroid are usually more than 65 years old.
4. Race. In the United States, white people are more likely than African Americans to be diagnosed with cancerous thyroid.

5. Not enough iodine in the diet. The thyroid needs iodine to make thyroid hormone. In the United States, iodine is added to salt to protect people from thyroid problems. Thyroid cancer seems to be less common in the United States than in countries where iodine is not part of the diet.

6. Excessive emotional stress creating excess metabolic acids from an over-active thyroid regulating the body's energy needs during a stressful event.

7. An acidic lifestyle and diet creating excess acids that may lead to a cancerous thyroid.

Most people who have known risk factors do not get thyroid cancer. On the other hand, many who do get the disease have none of these risk factors. People who think they may be at risk for thyroid cancer should discuss this concern with their doctor. The doctor or health practicioner may suggest ways to reduce the risk and can plan an appropriate schedule for checkups.

What are acidic symptoms of a cancerous thyroid?

Early cancerous thyroid detection often does not cause symptoms. But as dietary and/or metabolic acids spoil healthy cells, symptoms may include:

•A lump, or nodule, in the front of the neck near the Adam's apple;
•Hoarseness or difficulty speaking in a normal voice;
•Swollen lymph nodes, especially in the neck;
•Difficulty swallowing or breathing; or
•Pain in the throat or neck.

These symptoms are not sure signs of a cancerous thyroid. An outfection, a benign goiter, or another problem also could cause these symptoms. Anyone with these acidc symptoms should see a doctor as soon as possible.

If a person has symptoms that suggest cancerous thyroid, the doctor may perform a physical exam and ask about the patient's personal and family medical history. The doctor also may order laboratory tests and imaging tests to produce pictures of the thyroid and other areas.

The exams and tests may include the following:

•Physical exam—the doctor will feel the neck, thyroid, voice box, and lymph nodes in the neck for unusual growths (nodules) or swelling.

•Blood tests—the doctor may test for abnormal levels (too low or too high) of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) in the blood. TSH is made by the pituitary gland in the brain. It stimulates the release of thyroid hormone. TSH also controls how fast thyroid follicular cells grow. If medullary thyroid cancer is suspected, the doctor may check for abnormally high levels of calcium in the blood. The doctor also may order blood tests to detect an altered RET gene or to look for a high level of calcitonin.

•Ultrasonography—the ultrasound device uses sound waves that people cannot hear. The waves bounce off the thyroid, and a computer uses the echoes to create a picture called a sonogram. From the picture, the doctor can see how many nodules are present, how big they are, and whether they are solid or filled with fluid.

•Thermography scanning— offers a non-invasive, non-radiologic measurement of thyroid physiology. As such it will not detect nodules or tumors but will provide a representation of physiologic dysfunction which when coupled with history, physical examination and diagnostic ultrasound along with other tests will provide a far greater picture of the thyroid function.

•Biopsy—The removal of tissue to look for cancerous cells is called a biopsy. A biopsy can show cancerous tissue changes that may lead to cancerous conditions. A biopsy is considered by current medical savants as the only way to know whether a nodule is cancerous.

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