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Hashimoto's Thyroiditis And Cancer
What is the significance of radioactive iodine scan in various throid diseases like myxedema, hashimoto's thyroiditis and graves disease?
Hot vs. cold nodule: Iodine uptake by thyroid tissue depends on functioning cells. The most common use for thyroid scan is to assess if a nodule is functional or not. A functional/hot nodule may cause hyperthyroidism but is not likely to be malignant. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003829.htm. ...Read more
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
Increased likelihood: Yes, likelihood of thyroid CA is increased with chronic thyroid disease like yours. It does not mean though that you already have or definitively will have CA, but you MAY develop it. You must be monitored to have a chance to catch CA early. At this time the only advise I give is to be consistent with your treatments and follow ups as it is recommended by your treating MD. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normal Tpo Ab and Tg Ab; no Hashi's or Graves'. Have a multinodular goiter & Hypothyroidism.
If not Hashi's, what causes my Hypothyroidism? Pituitary?
Auto ImmuneCondition: Hashimoto Thyroiditis is an auto immune condition of Thyroid Gland.Your immine sustem attacks your thyroid gland with antibody mediated immune response.It was first described by HakaruHashimoto. It is seven time more common in women It is diagnosed by detecting elevated levels of anti thyroidPeroxidaseAntibodies,It causes Hypothyroidism and is treated with Thyroid Hormones like levothyroxine&other ...Read more
Can Hashimoto's Thyroiditis lead to Thyroid cancer and is it a high risk for people with Hypothyroidism?
Yes: Let your physician know at once if you develop a lump ...Read more
Depends: Depends on the severity of the goiter and treatment choice you made to treat the graves' disease. If you choose radioactive iodine, the goiter will shrink but will not go away completely. If you choose anti-thyroid drug, the goiter might shrink even slower. Surgery will obviously take care of the whole thing. Talk to your doctor about your options. ...Read more
Graves disease (tsi 378) with anti-TPO 59 and tgab 514. Will this eventually lead to hashimoto's?
Often same: 'thyroiditis' is an inflammatory process of the thyroid gland. Can be caused by virus, usually responds to anti-inflammatory medication and is self-limited. Hashimoto's thyroiditis similar, but is an autoimmune disorder where the antibodies attack the thyroid tissue, as though it was foreign. Over or underactive function could occur, but often becomes chronic and may need thyroid rx for life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Subclinical : The positive TPO suggests autoimmune thyroid disease, but the normal TSH and FT4 suggests that it is not affecting you. Abnormal TSH/FT4 could occur in future, but it could be far into future. A positive TPO is typical of Hashimoto's thyroiditis, but is also seen with Graves. Patients with Graves often have a positive TRAB (thyroid receptor antibody). Thyroglobulin is not helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have thyroid goiter and inflammation. No nodules. Feel lump in throat. On Synthroid (thyroxine) 75mcg for hashimotos. Can you have thyroid cancer with no nodules?
Hashimoto's nodule: Hashimotos thyroiditis involves inflammation of the thyroid. Often there can be patches of inflammation, and inflammation then leads to scarring (fibrosis). This scarring creates the appearance of nodules. The likelihood of cancer in these nodules is very low, and frequently these "nodules" do not require biopsy. ...Read more
Same thing: These are similar depending on nomenclature.Get a more detailed answer ›
Uncertain: When more than one autoimmune disorder occurs in a person, it is often called mixed connective tissue disease. The combination however is not well defined but lupus is always included. In a Norwegian study, the prevalence was 3.8/100,000. http://ard.bmj.com/content/70/6/1047.short ...Read more
Have hashimotos thyroid always bit swollen. Is thyroid pain common with hashis I have periods of flare ups like that. US-heterogenous thyroid. biopsy?
Not unusual: Pain with thyroiditis is not common but not unusual. Thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease that benefits from a holistic approach. A gluten-free diet is among the essential components for healing. See https://draxe.com/hashimotos-disease/ and http://tinyurl.com/h8hcraw and the book The Autoimmune Solution by Amy Myers MD. It would be ideal to work with a holistic/integrative doctor. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several common forms of thyroiditis. Subacute thyroidits is from a virus. Your thyroid is tender, transient hyperthyroidism, but then resolution. Hashimotos thyroiditis is usually without pain, eventually causes hypothyroidism, but can coexist with graves hyperthyroidism. Two other forms are post partum thyroiditis and "painless" thyroiditis; transient hyper followed by ...Read more
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