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The Good News About Early Stage Follicular Thyroid Cancer

Follicular thyroid cancer is the second-most common type of thyroid cancer. It accounts for 10% to 15% of all reported thyroid cancer cases. It is usually grouped together with Hurthle cell cancer due to the similarity of how they manifest and progress. Follicular cancer is more prevalent in women and those over the age of 40. Just like the most common type of thyroid cancer, papillary cancer, follicular thyroid cancer is usually discovered as a painless lump in the thyroid. Follicular cancer, though, is considered more aggressive. It can spread through the bloodstream and metastasize to the bone, brain, liver, and lungs.

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Managing Your Anxiety Easier With These Tips

One of life’s cruelest mental conditions, anxiety is worse than depression in many ways. While depression is seen as being harder to deal with, that’s not the case. In terms of your day-to-day life, studies have shown that having anxiety is much worse. It may not lead to suicidal thoughts, as depression can, but in terms of how you live your life, it can cause all sorts of problems.

Feeling anxious, to a certain extent, is normal. Anxiety helps us to get out of the way of harm and acts as a warning for when we need to take action. However, if the fear that you’re experiencing is persistent and overwhelming, this is a sign that there’s a problem. If you dread everyday situations, this shows that for you, anxiety may be a problem. If it’s interfering with your daily life, you’re suffering from an anxiety disorder. Continue Reading

4 Things You Need to Know About Andropause

While menopause is a well-discussed topic in everyday life, andropause or the supposed male version of menopause is hardly ever talked about. Because of this, there are many misconceptions that surround this common but strangely obscure condition. Here are some facts about the so-called male menopause that everyone should be familiar with.

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Noticed a Change in Your Hearing? Here’s How to Get to the Bottom of the Issue

It can be frustrating when you can no longer hear with as much clarity as you used to. It’s something that you instantly notice, so don’t ignore it. There are so many things that can cause hearing loss. Here are the common types of hearing loss and what might cause them. Read on to learn more.

Conductive Hearing Loss

Conductive hearing loss refers to a problem that is in the canal of the ear, although it might also impact the middle ear or eardrum. It can refer to anything that stops sound making its way through to the inner ear. There are a range of things that can cause this. Firstly, it can be something simple such as a buildup of earwax. Or it could be an infection or even a tumour that is stopping sound getting through. If you think that this is your problem, visit Pacific Audiology. They will be able to get to the root of the problem. And they’ll then refer you to a specialist that can take on your treatment.
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