Erik K. Alexander, MD, is an endocrinologist with the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension at Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Understanding Thyroid Disease in Pregnancy
During pregnancy, the developing baby depends on the mother to produce thyroid hormone. Too much or too little thyroid hormone production by the mother can cause harm to the fetus.
Thyroid Cancer: What You Need to Know
Thyroid cancer is the fastest-increasing cancer in both men and women, but has a 97 percent survival rate at the five-year mark.