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Doctor insights on: External Radiation After Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer Sore Throat

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I have been having a feeling like someting was stuck in my throatfir aprox 2yrs on & off now my throat is sore does it sound like thyroid cancer?

I have been having a feeling like someting was stuck in my throatfir aprox 2yrs on & off now my throat is sore does it sound like thyroid cancer?

Unlikely: Not a likely presenting sign of thyroid cancer. You need a physical exam by your primary care or see an ENT doctor to have a look to see what could possibly be the cause. ...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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Could you tell me why was thyroid cancer prevalant among the population that was exposed to radiation from the chernobyl disaster?

Could you tell me why was thyroid cancer prevalant among the population that was exposed to radiation from the chernobyl disaster?

Radioactive iodine: A low level of radioactive iodine was released during the chernobyl meltdown. Both normal and radioactive iodine collect in the thyroid. Particularly for children in that area at that time, there has been a small but significant increase in the development of thyroid cancer. Interestingly, after thyroid surgery, the most common therapy to cure thyroid cancer is a strong dose of radioactive iodine. ...Read more

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Can cell phone radiation cause thyroid cancer?

Can cell phone radiation cause thyroid cancer?

No: There has not been any proof of electromagnetic waves given off of cell phones cause any type of cancer. The cancer most debated is brain cancer and no statistical cause is yet identified. ...Read more

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What does it mean I had thyroid cancer and I had a thyroidectomy had radiation therapy was diagnosed with hashimoto thyroiditis now I have 2cm growth?

What does it mean I had thyroid cancer and I had a  thyroidectomy had radiation therapy was diagnosed with hashimoto thyroiditis now I have 2cm growth?

Biopsy: If you have hashimoto's thyroiditis, then your thyroglobulin antibodies are elevated making it harder to use thyroglobulin to monitor for thyroid cancer recurrent. With a new growth, you will need a biopsy to make sure the cancer is not coming back. At this point, you should have an endocrinologist, a surgeon and possibly a radiation oncologist on your team. Good luck. ...Read more

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131 radiation for thyroid cancer caused problems in my parotid gland. Fna reveals cyst AND tumor of partoid gland. What should I do. Remove or watch?

Benign tumor?: Hi. I'm sorry about the parotid gland; usually the lemon drops during the therapy period prevent that. I am assuming it's not a malignant tumor, or your doc would have already told you it needs to come out (I've never seen sialadenitis from 131-I cause cancer). Confer with the ENT surgeon you're seeing about risks vs. benefits of removal. Good luck! ...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


Anaplastic (Definition)

This largely relates to cancer cells and is a description of how variant the structure and division pattern is from normal cells. An anaplastic cells has weird internal componens, sometimes extra nuclei, and a bizarre pattern of division. They are usually more rapidly dividing and are a serious type of abnormality ...Read more