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My blood test showed an elevated level of tg antibodies. Does that mean I have cancerous cells running around? Had papillary thyroid cancer a year ago

My blood test showed an elevated level of tg antibodies. Does that mean I have cancerous cells running around? Had papillary thyroid cancer a year ago

Not necessarily.: Having elevated tg antibodies primarily means that the more important tg test itself will be falsely lower than its true value. (no conversion formula exists.) if your tg antibodies are only 20 or so, with an undetectable tg level, it is hard to know what that means. If your tg antibodies are much higher, then concern for the presence of thyroid cancer would increase. ...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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How do doctors know if thyroid cells(cancerous and non) take up the radioactive iodine after rai treatment for papillary thyroid cancer?

How do doctors know if thyroid cells(cancerous and non) take up the radioactive iodine after rai treatment for papillary thyroid cancer?

Nuclear medicine: Nuclear medicine scans will show where the radioactivity is concentrated, which is almost always in these cases in the thyroid glands and in any metastatic lesions of thyroid cancer. ...Read more

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What are the steps for a papillary thyroid cancer reoccurance?

What are the steps for a papillary thyroid cancer reoccurance?

Usually surgery: Recurrence in the neck is common and is usually treated with surgery (and sometimes radioiodine). These operations are complex and injury to the recurrent nerve or parathyroids are more common. Seek out an expert! good imaging (ultrasound and sometimes ct and mri) is vital to planning the reoperation. ...Read more

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What is pathophysiology of papillary thyroid cancer?

What is pathophysiology of papillary thyroid cancer?

Like other cancers: Like all cancers, it results from accumulated genetic mutations that cause the cells to grow inappropriately and eventually destabilize the genome. A variety of mutation groups are known. Most subtypes of papillary carcinoma of the thyroid are not especially aggressive and cures are usual. ...Read more

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How is the rai dosage determined for metastatic papillary thyroid cancer?

How is the rai dosage determined for metastatic papillary thyroid cancer?

Several factors: Amount of rai dose is caliculated , based on several factors, age, sex, body weight , extent of disease, blood levels reaching less than bone marrow toxic dose of lees than 200 rad . Dose varies li greater than 1.10 (30mci) most of the doctors will not bother to know as the expert radiotherapists doctors who are specially trained will calculate and administer ri. ...Read more

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Can papillary or follicular thyroid cancer spread quickly? Or is the only fast spreading thyroid cancer anaplastic?

Please see below: Papillary and follicular thyroid cancers are referred to as differentiated thyroid cancer, which means that the cancer cells look and act in some respects like normal thyroid cells. Papillary and follicular thyroid cancers account for more than 90% of all thyroid cancers. They tend to grow very slowly. ...Read more

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What can I eat after I finished the Low-iodine-diet? I had papillary thyroid cancer. Do I have to avoid anything or eat like a normal person? Thanks!

What can I eat after I finished the Low-iodine-diet? I had papillary thyroid cancer. Do I have to avoid anything or eat like a normal person? Thanks!

Why?: Were you on a low iodine diet for a test? Did you get a partial or total thyroidectomy? Ordinarily you should be able to eat anything. You would need to take any thyroid replacement pills they give you everyday. You would need your TSH level and Thyroglobulin screened periodically. Hopefully, given how young you are, you have an endocrinologist who has also screened for MEN. ...Read more

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What is a papillary thyroid cancer follicular variant?

What is a papillary thyroid cancer follicular variant?

Type of cancer: Papillary thyroid cancer is the most common type of thyroid cancer. The follicular variant is a subtype named because of how it looks under the microscope. It is treated the same as regular papillary cancer. ...Read more

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Papillary thyroid cancer follicular variant, what to do?

Papillary thyroid cancer follicular variant, what to do?

Remove lesion: The presence of cancer of the thyroid is best handled by thyroid resection. Depending on the size and location, a lobectomy or total thyroidectomy should be performed. Lymph nodes if present are resected. Radical neck not ut9ilized for node removal. Post oo radio iodine may be indicated and use of those meds to compensate for those anatomical structures removed. ...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


Papillary (Definition)

It means nipple-like projection or structure, such as breast nipples, on skin, at root of hairs, on the gums between teeth, or inside organs such as heart. Can also describe some ...Read more