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A 34-year-old member asked:

What are the steps for a papillary thyroid cancer reoccurance?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Upendra Parvathaneni
Radiation Oncology 29 years experience
It depends: Multiple factors guide the management of a recurrent papillary thyroid ca. Patient factors - how fit and healthy tumor factors - extent of disease treatment factors - prior treatment and response and tolerance to them.
Dr. Richard Orr
Surgical Oncology 45 years experience
Usually surgery: Recurrence in the neck is common and is usually treated with surgery (and sometimes radioiodine). These operations are complex and injury to the recurrent nerve or parathyroids are more common. Seek out an expert! good imaging (ultrasound and sometimes ct and mri) is vital to planning the reoperation.

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A 22-year-old member asked:

What is pathophysiology of papillary thyroid cancer?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Like other cancers: Like all cancers, it results from accumulated genetic mutations that cause the cells to grow inappropriately and eventually destabilize the genome. A variety of mutation groups are known. Most subtypes of papillary carcinoma of the thyroid are not especially aggressive and cures are usual.
Last updated Oct 31, 2017

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