A 38-year-old female asked:
can u have reccurence thyroid cancer with no thyroglubin?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Yes: Yes but not likely. But if the path of the cancer is something other than papillary then it is more likely. Rec i131 thyrogen scan to eval for recurrent disease.
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Breast Surgery 28 years experience
Yes: There are different kinds of thyroid cancer, and some of them don't produce thyroglobulin. Additionally, for the kinds of thyroid cancer that do produce thyroglobulin, your body can produce anti-thyroglobulin antibodies that block the detection of thyroglobulin. A thyroid scan and/or ultrasound can help make the diagnosis of recurrence.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
If have thyroid cancer and my thyroglobulin continues to be high, should I see a cancer specialist?
3 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Endocrinology 52 years experience
See endocrinologist: Unlike other cancers, thyroid cancer is generally treated by an endocrinologist.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
28 yr post thyroid cancer. Thyroglobulin level 0.2 should I be concerned?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Specializes in Endocrinology
Depends: How long ago was surgery? What kind of thyroid cancer and how big was the cancerm what is the thyroglobulin antibodies level and what is the current tsh? A tg of 0.2 is very acceptable if surgery was recently done.
4171 viewsAnswered Feb 4, 2021
Last updated Aug 4, 2013
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