The thyroid gland is a small butterfly shaped organ that secretes hormones that help regulate metabolism, heart rate, blood pressure, and body temperature. Though uncommon, when cancer grows in the thyroid, it's not often aggressive, and very treatable when found early. Dr. Vinay Gupta, a surgical oncologist at MedStar Health, talks with host Debra Schindler about diagnosing and treating thyroid cancer.
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