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Dr. Hassan Arshad
15 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Type of cancer: Papillary thyroid cancer is the most common type of thyroid cancer. The follicular variant is a subtype named because of how it looks under the micros ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Often curable cancer: The thyroid gland is in the lower neck and makes essential hormones. Cancers of the thyroid gland are of multiple types; the most common is of the pap ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
The thyroid gland: Lives below your adam's apple, it is controlled by the pituitary hormone TSH to make an polyiodinated hormone that regulated metabolism (energy use). ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Surgery: Surgery is the best way to treat thyroid cancer. Radioactive iodine and some drugs also treat thyroid cancer but these are typically done after surge ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience Surgical Oncology
Surgery first: Typically the entire thyroid is removed (total thyroidectomy) along with any involved lymph nodes in the neck. This is usually followed by radioactiv ... Read More
Dr. Stephanie Lee
40 years experience Endocrinology
Thyroid cancer: Thyroid cancer is one of the most treatable cancers. The treatment is a combination of thyroid surgery, radioactive iodine and thyroid hormone therapy ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
51 years experience Endocrinology
Yes: There are several types of thyroid cancer and the treatments are different. The most common is papillary cancer and it is treated with surgery and thy ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Davis Liu
Dr. Davis Liu answered
23 years experience Family Medicine
Examination: Suspicion for a thyroid cancer is often discovered by a physical examination, first discovered by a patient and then verified by a doctor. A biopsy i ... Read More
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Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Thyroid cancer: Patient may die of thyroid cancer if it spread to the lymph nodes and other organs.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Anyone: Anyone can get thyroid cancer. Your risk is higher if you have a family history of thyroid cancer or if you were exposed to excess radiation to the n ... Read More
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A 69-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Aggressive: Be sure the diagnosis is made by at least two pathologists who agree. Anaplastic thyroid cancer / carcinoma is an aggressive disease with no known ri ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Yim
Dr. John Yim answered
28 years experience Surgical Oncology
Usually Slow.: It depends on the type of thyroid cancer but the most common type, papillary thyroid cancer, usually grows and spreads slowly. There is another very ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience Surgical Oncology
A painless lump: Most people with thyroid cancer do not have symptoms - they have a painless lump in the thyroid (we call it a nodule). Sometimes (especially younger ... Read More

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