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Cancers That Mimic Hypothyroidism
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im worried for my wife after radio-iodine uptake. What is the risk/side effect other than hypothyroid? Is there a chance to have a cancer?
RAI and Canver: There is a small risk of developing a second, different cancer (i.e. Other than thyroid) after rai. This risk increases with cumulative doses of rai greater than 400 to 500 mci. One benefit of thyrogen stimulated rai is that it decreases the radiation dose delivered to unwanted areas of the body, compared to rai after thyroid hormone withdrawal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does taking Synthroid (thyroxine) daily fior hypothyroidism increase your risk for cancer? In males?
No. Synthroid (thyroxine): Simply replaces absent or inadequate thyroid hormone. It prevents you from being hypothyroid, or perhaps being overstimulated by tsh, the pituitary hormone that drive thyroid growth. There is no risk of it causing a cancer. Some would put you on it if yo had thyroid cancer, to prevent the TSH from stimulating its growth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have allergies and hypothyroidism (caused by hashimoto). Any connection? Also, am i more likely to get cancer or diseases? I take levothyroxine.
The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more
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