A 34-year-old female asked:
treating thyroid cancer with armour, is this good or bad? why do i see it ok with holistic dr.s but not so much with my endocrinologist?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Ed Friedlander answered
44 years experience Pathology
Old-fashioned: Endocrinologists do not like Armour Thyroid because it's hard to standardize. I defer to them. Be very sure to tell your primary treating physician for your cancer about any "holistic" meds.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
Dr. Michael Wolfe answered
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Fine if levels OK: The main purposes of thyroid hormone after treatment for thyroid cancer are to replace what your body needs and to suppress cancer growth. This is done by giving you slightly higher than normal doses. It is best to keep TSH as low as possible without symptoms of hyperthyroidism. This can be done with armour thyroid. You should be treated by any doctor qualified and using standard of care.
Answered on Apr 24, 2015
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