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Can Hyperthyroidism Cause Cancer
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
Yes and No.: Thyroid Cancer itself does not cause hypothyroidism or symptoms of hypothyroidism. Most people with thyroid cancer will have NO symptoms at all; some may have a lump in the lower neck, trouble swallowing, or hoarseness. Treatment for thyroid cancer (surgery to remove the thyroid) will cause hypothyroidism, but with proper treatment, there should be no symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Thyroid cancer is fairly common, the most common endocrine malignancy, and therefore, it can be seen in the setting of thyroid dysfunction (most commonly, hashimoto thyroiditis), but thyroid dysfunction has never been shown, to my knowledge, to cause thyroid cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some are caused: By iodine deficiency, which is a reason for iodinized table salt...Those lacking seafood in the midwest and near west used to be so afflicted. Taking exogenous thyroid hormone (thyrolar, synthroid) may turn off TSH stimulation and reduce/diminish growth, but that is treatment rather than prevention. Excess TSH and unregulated growth cause goiters. ...Read more
Sometimes: Prolonged use of post-menopausal hormone replacement therapy is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. That doesn't necessarily mean that the hormones "caused" the cancer--they may simply increase the risk in someone who already had other risk factors, such as family history. And not everyone who takes hormone replacement develops breast cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: This used to be fairly common. And perhaps almost as bad, untreated hypothyroidism will slowly erode your life so that you cannot do any of the things you enjoy. Your mind will slow and perhaps go insane, your heart can't keep up, you'll get fat, grotesque-looking and weak and be severely constipated. And eventually you get myxedema coma and die. Treating it is extremely easy if done on time. ...Read more
It can, indirectly.: If you just received the news of having breast cancer, the anxiety and stress associated with that can make your heart skip a beat and make you faint. Also, pain medication and chemotherapy regimens that patients with breast cancer sometimes receive can make one weak and dizzy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Skin manifestation: Some systemic conditions like autoimmune disorder, allergy, atopic disease, other chronic diseases like diabetes etc, and certain cancer can have some skin manifestations- may be in the form of hives, rash, nodules, discoloration etc. If you have some hives, and you don't know why- discuss with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible that adrenal cancer (primary or metastic) cause addisons disease. Can it also cause other adrenal problems?
Gastritis and Cancer: Several types of gastric cancer are closely related to infection with helicobacter pylori, which typically causes a chronic gastritis. Also, patients with autoimmune gastritis may develop a type of metaplasia that is a step towards cancer as well. So taking care to have dyspepsia or stomach pains evaluated is a good idea. ...Read more
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