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A 21-year-old member asked:

Are there any choices in thyroid cancer treatment?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: Nutrition improves healing of ulcer - protein supplementation esp arginine, citrulline helps in addition give zinc, vit c, multivitamin, vitamin k2.
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown commented
Integrative Medicine 36 years experience
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i apologize this answer is for the next question - thyoid cancer both surgical and radioactive iodin
Oct 10, 2011
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Whew! Thank you, Dr. Brown! You had me worried for a moment there! This happened with one of your other questions too. ;-)
Dec 9, 2014
Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Two basic: The primary treatment for thyroid cancer (papillary and follicular) is surgical resection, either hemithyroidectomy or total thyroidectomy. Depending on the size of the tumor, radioactive iodine treatment (i131) may be indicated.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

What is thyroid cancer and their treatment if possible?

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Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology 34 years experience
Malignant tumor: Malignant tumor of thyroid gland. In usa, thyroid carcimoma comprises appr. 1% of all cancers and accoints for 0.2% of cancer deaths. Most of these cancers are of the papillary type. These common tumors tend to be biologically indolent and have excellent prognosis. Papillary carcinoma can occur at any age and rarely has been diagnosed as a congenital tumor. Treatmen-total or partial thyroidectomy.
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Dr. Kenneth Bennet
Nuclear Medicine 20 years experience
treatment is generally total thyroidectomy because they are often multifocal. This may be followed by radioactive iodine depending upon the stage of the disease and other findings on pathology
Aug 21, 2013
A 21-year-old member asked:

What is treatment for thyroid cancer?

6 doctor answers16 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alen Cohen
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 16 years experience
Surgery: A surgery named total thyroidectomy is the mainstay of therapy for thyroid cancer. This may be done with or without a central neck dissection depending on your particular surgeon's prefrences and how aggressive your particular thyroid cancer may be. After surgery depending on multiple factors you may or may not receive radioactive iodine ablation.
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Dr. Paul Cohen
Dr. Paul Cohen commented
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Agree; an endocrinologist and an oncologist will most likely be involved as well.
Dec 5, 2011
Dr. Lester Thompson
Pathology 35 years experience
Thyroid cancers are managed by several members of the health care team: Endocrinologist, Surgeon, Pathologist, Oncologist, and Radiation Therapist.
Feb 22, 2012
A 33-year-old member asked:

Can I have a baby after treatment for thyroid cancer?

2 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
You can..: Treatment for localized disease is surgery. In certain cases, radioiodine tx is given post-op for differentiated thyroid ca. If you are cured- yes you can have a baby providing you dont have other problems that prevent you from becoming pregnant.Pregnancy should be delayed for at least 6 months from radioiodine tx to ensure that thyroid hormone levels normalized and that additional tx not needed.
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A 41-year-old female asked:

What is the best treatment after thyroid cancer?

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Dr. Jason Sample
General Surgery 26 years experience
It depends: It depends on the type of thyroid cancer and the treatment you've had so far. Usually, you need treatment with thyroid hormone to suppress any remaining gland and replace missing thyroid hormone. You will need to be followed with blood tests. Occasionally, you may require other therapy. Many types of thyroid cancer just need surgery.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

I have to be isolated after radiation treatment of thyroid cancer? What do I do?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Just chill: I think this is mostly done out of fear of tort liability. Folks are scared of radiation - and rightly so, but I don't think you're really a danger to anyone. Congratulations on having your disease diagnosed and effectively treated. Best wishes for a happy and cancer-free future
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