Artisans of Medicine NYC Reminds Community that January is Thyroid Awareness Month

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( — January 20, 2016) Brooklyn, NY — Throughout the month of January, many organizations, physicians, and other healthcare providers across the U.S., including those at Artisans of Medicine NYC, will be participating in Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month, sponsored by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. 

Each year tens of thousands of people in the U.S. are diagnosed with thyroid cancer, and hundreds of thousands more are diagnosed around the world, affecting people of all ages and from all walks of life. Thyroid cancer is rapidly increasing among both men and women, and is ranked ninth in most common cancers in the United States, with three out of every four people diagnosed being women.

Events and education this month will be focused on early detection, encouraging people to learn more about common thyroid conditions, how to perform neck checks, questions to ask your healthcare provider, and how to be your own best healthcare advocate.

Understanding the importance of early detection for all thyroid conditions, but especially thyroid cancer is critical to maintaining overall health and wellness.

“At Artisans of Medicine NYC, our goal this month is to help raise awareness of the importance of early detection, treatment, and lifelong monitoring of all thyroid conditions, as well as to inform patients and the surrounding community about thyroid cancer and available support services that we offer,” says Artisans of Medicine NYC primary care physician, Dr. Ramsey Joudeh.

“We encourage patients to be aware of and report any signs or symptoms including:  lumps or fullness in the neck, lymph node swelling, trouble breathing or swallowing, and/or voice changes, as all of these may indicate thyroid issues. Symptoms like those listed above are signs of a possible thyroid nodule, and should be addressed quickly.”

For patients or area residents interested in learning more, Artisans of Medicine NYC is open 6 days a week, Monday – Friday 9 AM – 7 PM, and Saturday 10 AM – 3 PM. Their sister practice, RJ Urgent Care is also open 7 days a week, Monday – Friday 10 AM to 9PM, Saturday 11 AM – 7 PM, and Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM With extended operating hours: 365 days a year, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

For more information about thyroid health care options and services, or any of their other outstanding services, please contact Artisans of Medicine NYC at 718-491-2003 or RJ Urgent Care at 718-680-6006, or visit their website:

Additional Thyroid Awareness information can be found at

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