Thyroid Cancer Awareness - There is no "good cancer" Poster design, Mary Anne Pennington, 2014 Sources: UCSF Medical Center, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, University of Maryland Medical Center
The artist DOES NOT have thyroid cancer, she has another thyroid disease, so her commentary is very much geared towards having thyroid disease and A THYROID STILL PRESENT. That said, I think this illustration is very helpful in understanding the basics of how thyroid hormone should work in a healthy human body, and can help us understand better in terms of what is going on.
Your thyroid gland is part of your endocrine system and produces the hormones responsible for regulating metabolism. If your thyroid overproduces hormones, called hyperthyroidism, treatment can include surgical removal of your thyroid or radioactive iodine to completely shut down all thyroid function. Your thyroid may also be removed in cases of...
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