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How Does Thyroid Cancer Affect The Body
I have 20% of thyroid cancer in left but it remove now i ask I'm totally have cancer all over my body what food to avoiding to eat thx?
I don't understand: your thyroid history. Was your cancer removed? Do you still have thyroid cancer in your body? You need to provide a lot more details -- but there are no foods you need to avoid, unless you are scheduled to receive a dose of radioiodine, in which case iodine restriction may be indicated before dosing. Discuss w/your doctors, ...Read more
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
Is it possible that my thyroid cancer originated from another cancer in my body that has not been identified?
Unlikely : If on biopsy they have identified it as a type of thyroid cancer, then the cells are from the thyroid that they are seeing. If it was let's sat breast cancer that spread to the thyroid, then on biopsy they would see breast cells and call it breast cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had my thyroid removed due to thyroid cancer. Can't seem to get meds regulated. Current dr. Is questioning if my body is absorbing my medication?
Is thyroid cancer notorious for hiding anywhere in the body? Is that why I have to get follow up whole body iodine scans?
Same as plan iodine: You ingest iodine every day - in salt, salty foods, seafood, many breads, & red food coloring. The thyroid absorbs what it needs; the rest is excreted into the urine (+ a little into sweat, saliva, and other secretions). The i-131 atoms that decay in the thyroid cells (and give off beta and gamma energy that kills thyroid cells) become nonradioactive xenon-131 atoms, and are breathed out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Common: Most people who have had thyroid cancer are "survivors", since it is very uncommon to die of thyroid cancer. Full body scans are typically done to see if there is any evidence for thyroid cancer elsewhere in the body. You need to be on a low iodine diet for 2 weeks beforehand, and typically it is done after receiving thyrogen for 2 days. ...Read more
Every since being diagnosed & treated for thyroid cancer in 2010 I am paranoid & scared of every pain I have in my body. Normal or no?
Normal: Even though it's thyroid cancer, it still cancer and affected you psychologically the same. It's good to be "in tune" with your body as long as you don't obssess about it. I recommend close medical follow up with your physicians, maintain good hydration and activity level. Try yoga. It's cleansing both mentally and physically. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you have a thyroid cancer 20% but if remove already & the right also it remove how stage of cancer you have in your body and we need to treatment ?
Stage: Hi. Given your age, regardless of tumor size or local spread in neck, if you have no distant metastases (e.g., lungs or bone), it's Stage 1. If you have distant metastases, it's stage 2. It would help to know if your cancer was papillary or follicular or one of the less common thyroid cancers. Good luck! ...Read more
Yes: Often well-differentiated thyroid cancer will only go to neck lymph nodes, this is then removed and radioactive iodine treatment is given. Most of the time the patient's prognosis continues to be excellent. If it has metastasized to multiple areas or cannot be resected, then radioactive iodine may be the only option. Prognosis is still good with well-different. Thyroid cancer in that situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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