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Doctor insights on: Can Night Sweats Mean Thyroid Cancer

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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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Does thyroid cancer cause you to sweat?

Does thyroid cancer cause you to sweat?

Not necessarily: Here is a good review on thyroid cancer symptoms http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/thyroid-cancer/symptoms-and-signs. ...Read more

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2.0cm x 1.5cm hard nontender mass. Right side of neck. Nauseated fatigued night sweats. No thyroid. Could this be cancer? TSH 273.4.

2.0cm x 1.5cm  hard nontender mass. Right side of neck. Nauseated fatigued night sweats. No thyroid. Could this be cancer?  TSH 273.4.

Get it evaluated: Hopefully, it is no reason for concern, but such a mass should be evaluated by a doctor. Fatigue and night sweats are common symptoms of thyroid disease, as well as lymphoma. A TSH of 273.4 definitely warrants further evaluation and treatment. It is always better to know a diagnosis than to worry about the worse. Knowledge is power, power to take the correct action to take care of your health. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a woman has thyroid cancer?

What does it mean when a woman has thyroid cancer?

Gland in neck cancer: A malignant growth in the gland in the front of the neck. Cancer can spread and the thyroid needs to be removed. Sometimes there is just one or multiple cancers in the whole gland. Lymph nodes and further spread needs to be evaluated and appropriate therapy given. Overall thyroid cancer has high cure rates. ...Read more

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What does 'with vascularity' mean pertaining to thyroid cancer?

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What does 'with vascularity' mean pertaining to thyroid cancer?

It depends.: If the study is referring to a thyroid nodule this can be somewhat more suspicious for thyroid cancer, but a biopsy always has to be done to see whether it is it not. If you already have thyroid cancer and have been treated and there is a lesion in the thyroid bed or elsewhere this is suspicious for recurrence, but once again frequently a biopsy is needed to confirm. ...Read more

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If I have thyroid nodules does that mean I have thyroid cancer?

If I have thyroid nodules does that mean I have thyroid cancer?

No: Each thyroid nodule only has a apprx 5% chance of cancer. Most of the time, they are just growth and not cancerous. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism - does that mean i'm more likely to get thyroid cancer?

I have hypothyroidism - does that mean i'm more likely to get thyroid cancer?

If your hypothyroid: Condition is treated, it tends to diminish the stimulating hormone that makes thyroid tissue grow (tsh). Most throid cancers start as nodules, cold > hot, and hormonal activity of the gland is not related to malignancy potential. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism. Does that mean I will be more prone to thyroid cancer?

I have hypothyroidism. Does that mean I will be more prone to thyroid cancer?

NOT NECESSARILY: Hypothyroidism itself may not put one more prone to thyroid ca but that does not mean that an individual with hypo- thyroidism will never get a thyroid ca at all because one does not know what other factors (genetic, environmental, dietary, immunity etc.) will play role in developing that thyroid ca. On the other hand, hyperthyroidism, when teated with i-131 may put one more prone to thyroid ca. ...Read more

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What to do if I had thyroid cancer 23 years ago and my thyroid was removed but I did not have radiation does this mean it has come back?

What to do if I had thyroid cancer 23 years ago and my thyroid was removed but I did not have radiation does this mean it has come back?

No: thyroid cancer behaves differently at different ages. If one is in the 60's and has a thyroidectomy for cancer, frequently the lesion is locally aggressive invading the larynx and making surgery very difficult. When you had your tumor removed at age 18, even in the face of metastasis to many cervical nodes, resection without radiation is virtually curative. ...Read more

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My tg= 0.2 and tgab= 23(slightly high) does it mean my tg reading are totally unreliable?(pap thyroid cancer)

My tg= 0.2 and tgab= 23(slightly high) does it mean my tg reading are totally unreliable?(pap thyroid cancer)

Try not to worry : Papillary thyroid carcinoma is typically very slow growing and there is little risk. The risks are slightly higher as you age. This is hard to answer without knowing more data about your staging and other risk factors. Given the normally slow growth and your age, the chance that this cancer becomes clinically relevant is low. This is dependent on other factors not given. ...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


Sweating At Night (Definition)

Night sweats may be a sign of an overactive thyroid, vitamin d deficiency, or a more serious problem like hodgkin's disease. The most common cause is probably just a heavy mattress and a warm room. The result is the same: waking up overheated and sweaty. Some people have a problem with sweating not just at night. ...Read more