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What next after total thyroidectomy for differentiated papillary thyroid cancer?

What next after total thyroidectomy for differentiated papillary 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 more

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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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What is the cure for thyroid cancer?

What is the cure for thyroid cancer?

Surgery then I-131: The first step is to have a thyroidectomy (ie, have a surgeon take it out). If the tumor is very small, you may be done at that point. If it is not small, most people will opt to have radioactive iodine (i-131) treatment after surgery. That is by far the most common 1-2 punch for thyroid cancer, and it generally works quite well. ...Read more

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Can thyroid cancer by cured via ayurveda?

Can thyroid cancer by cured via ayurveda?

Unlikely: What ayurveda diagnostic and therapeutic modalities do you have in mind? There are effective, surgical and non-surgical treatments for thyroid cancer. Do not delay treatment trying ayurveda, see what happened to steve jobs because he delayed treatment of his cancer trying out alternative treatements. ...Read more

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Need to know is thyroid cancer the easiest cancer to cure?

Need to know is thyroid cancer the easiest cancer to cure?

Maybe: It is impossible to say that one type of cancer is the "easiest" to cure. It is true that almost all thyroid cancers confined to the neck are cured with surgery possibly followed by radioactive iodine. In young people, many thyroid cancers that have metastasized to other parts of the body can also be cured. Unfortunately, there are some types like anaplastic that are almost never cured. ...Read more

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My grandpa has thyroid cancer and i wanna ask if the cancer spreads, can radiation cure it?

My grandpa has thyroid cancer and i wanna ask if the cancer spreads, can radiation cure it?

Thyroid cancer: The most common types of thyroid cancer are treated with surgery and a dose of radio-iodine after the surgery (depending on certain features of the cancer). Radiation can be used in certain instances, but is not curative. Your grandfather's thyroid surgeon can help you with this question. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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I had metastatic papillary thyroid cancer and never had rai after total thyrodectomy. I wanna take it soon. Was it bad i didn't do the rai right away?

Lucky: You may simply be a lucky person--not everyone needs to have rai, particularly those with small tumors. Discuss it with your surgeon and/or endocrinologist. If you do indeed need it, don't worry--there is still time. ...Read more

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If i had been cured from thyroid cancer..Radioiodine body scan negative. Do i still need suppressor dose of thyroxine?

If i had been cured from thyroid cancer..Radioiodine body scan negative. Do i still need suppressor dose of thyroxine?

Not sure: I understand your question- but if you were treated with radio-ablation or Surgery of your thyroid due to cancer therefore WILL PROBABLY need thyroxine (Synthroid, etc) for life for acquired Hypothyroidism. ...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


Differentiated (Definition)

The process by which cells become progressively more specialized; a normal process through which cells mature. This process of specialization for the cell comes at the expense of its breadth of potential. Stem cells can, for example, differentiate into secretory ...Read more