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After Thyroid Cancer
No short answer: Ptc treatment depends on age, gender, uni or multifocal, affected nodes, and other factors. If only one site, no nodes, <2cm, between 18-45 yrs old, female then surgery alone with ultrasound and blood testing followup sufficient. Multifocal, male, >2cm, <18, >45, extension outside thyroid, positive nodes, tall cell variant then postop radioactive iodine. Consult with endocrine who manages ptc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Poss to have hypo/hyperparathyroid after metastatic pap thy cancer with total thyroidectomy? Can it recur on parathyroid?
Would male breast cancer reoccur in thyroid after 8 years of mastectomy, radiotherapy and chemotherapy?
Im taking 150mg of levothyroxine after total thyroidectomy & RAI a month ago due to papillary thyroid cancer.My TSH level is 0.091uIU/mL.Is it normal?
3-4 weeks: Remnant ablation requires high levels of thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh), which will require one to be "hypothyroid". This means that synthroid (thyroxine) needs to be stopped for approximately 3 weeks in order to achieve these elevated TSH values. For those that cannot tolerate being so hypothyroid, there is a recombinant human TSH that can be given, but this is very expensive and rarely covered expense. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can throat cancer not thyroid cancer spread to thyroid bed? I had thyroid cancer 2 years ago and a follow up ultrasound found 7mm nodule on thy bed.
Can metastatic papillary thyroid cancer spread to the parathyroid? Is this rare? Can recurrent pap thyroid cancer show up on parathyroid?
parathyroid: Presumably you have had surgery followed by radioactive iodine. This could damage the parathyroid and cause hypoparathyroidism, although this usually does not happen. Thyroid cancer spreads locally (within the neck), and that could damage the parathyroids more, but again, this does not usually happen. Check this out with your endocrinologist. ...Read more
Could male breast cancer reoccur in the thyroid after eight years of mastectomy, radiotherapy and chemotherapy?
Can male breast cancer reoccur in the thyroid after 8 years of mastectomy, radiotherapy and chemotherapy?
Less likely: The thyroid would be an unusual spot for breast cancer to spread. More common sites would be bone, liver, lung and brain. But with cancer, anything is possible. If there is a nodule on the thyroid the best thing to do would be an ultrasound guided biopsy if it looks concerning. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How do doctors know if thyroid cells(cancerous and non) take up the radioactive iodine after rai treatment for papillary thyroid cancer?
After total thyroidectomy with a small papillary carcinoma and no lymph involvement, what is recommended TSH level? Fam history of bone cancer
What are chances of stage 1 papillary carcinoma thyroid cancer coming back if I don't do radioactive iodine, but had surgery to remove entire thyroid?
Well...: The cancer can in the long run spread... And after Radioactive Iodine treatment the cure is almost 100%. Also there are two tests that determine the need: A total body I.131 scan and Thyroglobulin levels in the blood. Is any of these are positive it is imperative that you get radioactive Iodine treatment. Actually it is not a torturous treatment... ...Read more
What determines if i need rai treatment after thyroidectomy? I have two nodules which are pappilary thyroid cancer.
How quickly do I need thyroid surgery when a 1.1cm nodule has been biopsied as probable papillary carcinoma ? Thyroid hormone levels normal.
Mom had thyroid cancer. Dr just lowered dose of thyroid meds after 20 years of same dose. Risk of cancer returning somewhere else in body? No thyroid.
Thyroid cancer: The dose of levothyroxine used after thyroid cancer treatment is higher than in a typical hypothyroid patient to suppress the TSH (which can stimulate cancer cells). But this high-ish dose can produce hyperthyroidism which can put an elderly person at risk of AFib and other heart problems. If cancer has not reoccurred after 20 yr, this is probably a safe move. ...Read more
Is it possible recurrence of thyroid cancer if thyroglobulin came back positive but antibodies are decreasing? Had full thyroidectomy 2 years ago.
Recurrence: Rest assured. It is impossible to say you are cancer free, but that is likely. Here's why: the thyroglobulin level is unreliable because you have antibodies. The fact that the antibodies are decreasing can mean that thyroglobulin is decreasing. Antibodies can be a tumor marker surrogate. Continue to follow the antibody trend and get periodic neck ultrasounds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hashimotos: The anti-tpo antibodies may still be there, but there is nothing for them to do, absent thyroid. Hashi is an autoimmune disease, and such people are susceptible to other autoimmune diseases, so the overall immune phenomena does not completely go away. Hashi and graves can overlap, and eye disease of graves can occur later, but rarely, so don't worry about it. ...Read more
Positive for thyroid paroxidase antibodies and thyroglobulin antibodies. What does this mean? Had pap thyroid cancer in 2008 with thyroidectomy
Immunity to thyroid: The thyroid makes thyroglobulin (tg) and thyroid peroxidase (tpo). Even though you had your thyroid removed, your body's immune system sees tg and tpo as foreign and has made antibodies to them. This means that following your tg as a way to monitor your thyroid cancer might be unreliable. It could also mean you have thyroid tissue that is still present in your body. Ask your endocrinologist! ...Read more
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