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Doctor insights on: Connection Between Ovarian Cancer And Thyroid Cancer

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Dr. Barry Rosen
4,223 doctors shared insights

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 many cycles should I use Clomid (clomiphene) to be at risk of ovarian or thyroid cancer,I used it for tow separate cycles and now am worried,plz help?

How many cycles should I use Clomid (clomiphene) to be at risk of ovarian or thyroid cancer,I used it for tow separate cycles and now am worried,plz help?

Doctors protocol : Two rounds does not increase risk of cancer. How many rounds you do depends on your response, your underlying fertility problem and your doctors instructions ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a 1.4 CM hemorrhagic ovarian cyst. I have a history of thyroid cancer. Can these cysts ever be cancerous? Thank you

I was diagnosed with a 1.4 CM hemorrhagic ovarian cyst.  I have a history of thyroid cancer.  Can these cysts ever be cancerous? Thank you

Yes: Ovarian cancers can be and often are cystic. However, you should discuss this with your doctor as small cysts with hemorrhage are far commoner than ovarian cancers. In the mean time you may consult this site for information on this topic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ovarian-cancer/basics/definition/CON-20028096 ...Read more

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My mom has thyroid and i have very heavy periods with clotting... is this normal or should i get checked for pcos/ ovarian cancer?

My mom has thyroid and i have very heavy periods with clotting... is this normal or should i get checked for pcos/ ovarian cancer?

No.: mother's thyroid disorder is not pertinent. Your symptom is common, rarel, as an isolated symptom,due to PCOS. ...Read more

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I've heard that one of the side effects of thyroid meds is ovarian cancer, as well as breast cancer and on the minor scale, hair loss. Is this true?

I've heard that one of the side effects of thyroid meds is ovarian cancer, as well as breast cancer and on the minor scale, hair loss. Is this true?

No: I assume you mean synthroid/levothyroxin for thyroid replacement therapy. This is just a synthetic thyroid hormone for those who cannot make it in their own thyroid. This does not cause cancer. Typically a low functioning thyroid will cause hair loss, not therapy. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between optic nerve swelling ( papilledema) and thyroid cancer ?

Is there a connection between optic nerve swelling ( papilledema) and thyroid cancer ?

Papilledema: Papilledema always requires evaluation by an eye md. The causes are myriad including but not limited to inflammatory causes, hypertension, vascular occlusions, ischemic causes, hereditary, compressive causes (tumor), and some medications. Thyroid disease like graves' disease, can compress the eye muscles and optic nerve causing swelling. Thyroid carcinoma can metastise to the eye. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between those who have papillary thyroid cancer (total thyroidectomy) infertility issues, and early onset of perimenopause ?

Is there a connection between those who have papillary thyroid cancer (total thyroidectomy) infertility issues, and early onset of perimenopause ?

Apples oranges : Unrelated diseases, after total thyroidectomy if thyroid hormone is replaced adequately will not effect fertility , or give early on set of peri- menopause, if any radiation was given to pelvis will result those two problems. ...Read more

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Is there a connection of recent 4 CM solid kidney mass(will be removed next week) and thyroid cancer 5 years ago(papillary with follicular variant)?

Is there a connection of recent 4 CM solid kidney mass(will be removed next week) and thyroid cancer 5 years ago(papillary with follicular variant)?

Maybe: There may be a link, but the data at present are not completely understood (and seem contradictory in some papers). It is worth talking to a genetics expert. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10843148 http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/20465534. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Ovarian Cancer (Definition)

It is a cancer which arises from the ovary. This cancer is typically silent, producing little or no symptoms till it spreads, first into the pelvic area and later into the peritoneal cavity leading to fluid accumulation(ascites) which is often the first symptom. Despite its late presentation, there is a reasonable treatment for it, with some long term survivors even ...Read more