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tanning beds cause thyroid cancer

A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
35 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Enlarged neck node: A large neck node with a prior history of thyroid cancer is worrisome. See an ENT doctor and start with a fine needle aspiration of the enlarged node ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience Endocrinology
Typical one...: exposure to radiation-- XRT for other cancers, Chernobyl folks
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Dr. Uma Swamy answered
15 years experience Radiation Oncology
Not necessarily: Here is a good review on thyroid cancer symptoms http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/thyroid-cancer/symptoms-and-signs.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
No: Thyroid tumors are associated with a stimulatory factor arising in the pituitary. Asbestos causes problems when the dust arising from the handling o ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Mesothelioma (lung): No doubt. Asbestos exposure - especially long term - causes mesothelioma. It is not safe and harms health in many ways, but there is no established co ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Productive cough: If the cancer spreads to the lung- you could have cough caused by the cancer spread. Although it is usually dry cough, but productive cough also can h ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted Leem
Dr. Ted Leem answered
16 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends: Most of the time, thyroid cancer does not change thyroid function. However, after being treated for thyroid cancer, you will be hypothyroid if your t ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience Endocrinology
Not in humans: Hi. In rodents, Victoza (liraglutide) (and all GLP-1 receptor agonists) can cause C-cell hyperplasia and MEDULLARY thyroid cancer (MTC), NOT regular t ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Unlikely: Anything's possible, but this drug has not ever been associated with thyroid cancer, which can occur in anyone no matter what drugs they're receiving.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
I'd be very shocked: Ask the doctor who prescribed it to take some time to explain & discuss the side effects possible. One possible side effect is swelling in the throat ... Read More

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