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28 yr post thyroid cancer. Thyroglobulin level 0.2 should I be concerned?

28 yr post thyroid cancer.  Thyroglobulin level 0.2 should I be concerned?

Depends: How long ago was surgery? What kind of thyroid cancer and how big was the cancerm what is the thyroglobulin antibodies level and what is the current tsh? A tg of 0.2 is very acceptable if surgery was recently done. ...Read more

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 does slight increase from .7 to 1 CEA level indicates after resecting rectal cancer stage 1 two years back . The preope value 2.2?

What does slight increase from .7 to 1 CEA level indicates after resecting rectal cancer stage 1 two years back .  The preope value 2.2?

It is normal: Your CEA is normal, so why bother checking it. I would advise not to check it unless there is clear cut indication. it can only cause you more anxiety and little benefit! ...Read more

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Elevated lipase level two days in row. Recent VSG surgery. No pain or other symtpoms. Just lipase. Does this mean cancer?

Elevated lipase level two days in row. Recent VSG surgery. No pain or other symtpoms. Just lipase. Does this mean cancer?

Pancreatitis or VSG: A vertical sleeve gastrectomy removes about 75% of stomach, including the part that covers a lot of the pancreas. Both surgery in this area and general anesthesia can cause elevations in lipase, which represent pancreatitis. CANCER NEVER ELEVATES LIPASE (very rare cases). Lipase must have been measured because of pain -- no other reason. Could also be a leak or an ulcer. Rec endoscopy & CT. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have two types of cancer at once?

Is it possible to have two types of cancer at once?

Yes: While this is rare, it is possible to have more than one type of cancer at once. Various risk factors, especially certain genetic disorders, can make this more likely. ...Read more

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How often could a person have two cancers concurrently?

How often could a person have two cancers concurrently?

Fairly often: This is common in autopsy practice. Often one is unknown, or the presence of two masses has caused puzzlement. I recall one case frm my early years with primary tupes in four different organs. I've formed the impression that this happens a bit more than would be expected by random chance or common exposures (i.e., a heavy smoker), but i can't prove it. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are the odds of getting two different, unrelated cancers?

What are the odds of getting two different, unrelated cancers?

Small: The odds of that are small but it does happen occasionally. Certain risk factors like family history or genetic disorders, smoking, and exposure to radiation increase the likelihood of this happening. ...Read more

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A friend of mine had two diffrrent cancers. Would his children be more prone to get cancer?

A friend of mine had two diffrrent cancers. Would his children be more prone to get cancer?

Gene or chemo: Occasionally, a person can have a change in his dna which predispose this person to develop cancer. In addition, if one has cancer and undergoes chemotherapy, certain chemotherapy itself can cause damage to normal tissue and cause therapy related secondary cancer. ...Read more

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Does cancers develop suddenly within one or two month's or it will take year's to develop. ..?

Does cancers develop suddenly within one or two month's or it will take year's to develop. ..?

Both: The mutations in the cancer have been accumulating for years, usually decades -- which is why giving up bad habits like smoking doesn't give you instant protection. The visible lesion may pop up in a few weeks -- witness some skin lesions. Why do you ask? If there is a visible lesion that you suspect is malignant, get seen now. Best wishes. ...Read more

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