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Doctor insights on: Afirma Lab Test To Determine Papillary Thyroid Cancer Any Good

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Is afirma thyroid fna analysis-molecular marker test by veracyte any good for diagnosing papillary thyroid cancer? Http://carolinaendocrine.Com

Is afirma thyroid fna analysis-molecular marker test  by veracyte  any good for diagnosing papillary thyroid cancer?
Http://carolinaendocrine.Com

Pathologist: Already answered(and saw some other answers) to this post earlier today; there is no better way to diagnose this than with a tissue biopsy and an experienced pathologist. ...Read more

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How is the rai dosage determined for metastatic papillary thyroid cancer?

How is the rai dosage determined for metastatic papillary thyroid cancer?

Several factors: Amount of rai dose is caliculated , based on several factors, age, sex, body weight , extent of disease, blood levels reaching less than bone marrow toxic dose of lees than 200 rad . Dose varies li greater than 1.10 (30mci) most of the doctors will not bother to know as the expert radiotherapists doctors who are specially trained will calculate and administer ri. ...Read more

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How fast does papillary thyroid cancer spread. Can I give myself 3 months for complete checks. Fna and molecular marker tests by www.Veracyte.Com ?

How fast does papillary thyroid cancer spread. Can I give myself 3 months for complete checks. Fna and molecular marker tests by www.Veracyte.Com ?

Not fast: By far most common thyroid cancer. Highly curable, with very good likelihood that you will live normal lfe span. Must be treated by medical oncologist and/or endocrinologist; am not either one, so can't supply details about the testing you are talking about. Let your physician guide the frequency of follow up. ...Read more

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What are methods practised for staging papillary thyroid cancer? Not about my single fna test "suspicious for malignancy" (category 5) but more info.

What are methods practised for staging papillary thyroid cancer? Not about my single fna test  "suspicious for malignancy" (category 5) but more info.

Surgery + more tests: Staging for any cancer is based on pathology based on examination of the thyroid gland tissue: i.e. If it extends beyond the gland itself after it is removed, and if there are involved lymph nodes and on the findings of scans looking for spread to other organs. But the staging rests on a definitive diagnosis based on surgery. You need the surgical findings first. ...Read more

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What are methods practised for staging papillary thyroid cancer? Not about my single fna test "suspicious for malignancy" (category 5) but more info.

What are methods practised for staging papillary thyroid cancer? Not about my single fna test  "suspicious for malignancy" (category 5) but more info.

Age, Tumor Size, LN: Staging of papillary thyroid ca is dependent on age (cutoff: 45), tumor size, lymph node involvement, and presence of cancer elsewhere in the body. Most of this information requires surgical evaluation and post-op scanning before a definitive stage is reached. However, the chance for cure is very high with these types of cancer, especially when younger than 45. ...Read more

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Is prognosis good in those under 45yo with 2.2cm tumor, papillary thyroid cancer, no lymph node involvement or current evidence of spread?

Is prognosis good in those under 45yo with 2.2cm tumor, papillary thyroid cancer, no lymph node involvement or current evidence of spread?

Excellent: Very good prognosis have all good favorable indicators young age, localized smaller size of tumor , with no spread , equally good type is papillary tumor, consider this as good news , go for follow up regularly with out missing your appointment. ...Read more

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My blood test showed an elevated level of tg antibodies. Does that mean I have cancerous cells running around? Had papillary thyroid cancer a year ago

Not necessarily.: Having elevated tg antibodies primarily means that the more important tg test itself will be falsely lower than its true value. (no conversion formula exists.) if your tg antibodies are only 20 or so, with an undetectable tg level, it is hard to know what that means. If your tg antibodies are much higher, then concern for the presence of thyroid cancer would increase. ...Read more

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Can thyroid cancer be detected by bloodwork and if so by which numbers or labs?

Thyroid cancer: Thyroid cancer is not revealed by hormone testing. Ultrasound and biopsy have been standard. Radio iodine scanning also can help the process.. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Thyroid Cancer (Definition)

Thyroid cancer arises in the thyroid gland. It usually presents as a painless thyroid nodule. Most are papillary-follicular type and have a very good prognosis. Less common are medullary cancers, with an intermediate prognosis. Anaplastic cancers of the thyroid have a poor prognosis and are uncommon. Treatment of thyroid cancers involves removal ...Read more


Dr. Sheila Smith
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Laboratory (Definition)

Is facility that provides controlled conditions in which scientific research, experiments & measurements are performed. An example is medical (clinical) lab where tests are done on clinical specimens in order to get info. About the health of a patient in terms ...Read more