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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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Dr. Barry Rosen
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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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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?

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

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What next after total thyroidectomy for differentiated papillary thyroid cancer?

What next after total thyroidectomy for differentiated papillary thyroid cancer?

No short answer: Ptc treatment depends on age, gender, uni or multifocal, affected nodes, and other factors. If only one site, no nodes, <2cm, between 18-45 yrs old, female then surgery alone with ultrasound and blood testing followup sufficient. Multifocal, male, >2cm, <18, >45, extension outside thyroid, positive nodes, tall cell variant then postop radioactive iodine. Consult with endocrine who manages ptc. ...Read more

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Is it harder to lose weight post total thyroidectomy for papillary thyroid cancer?

Wt loss thyroid gone: The thyroid regulates your metabolism and if your thyroid medicine is not just right it can be very hard to loose weight. Have your levels checked on a regular basis and try to cut out the wheat products. A gluten free diet is very beneficial in terms of weight loss and control, as well as over all health. ...Read more

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Had tt a year and 3 months ago for metastatic papillary thyroid cancer. I haven't had rai. On the average did the cancer spread to other organs?

Had tt a year and 3 months ago for metastatic papillary thyroid cancer. I haven't had rai. On the average did the cancer spread to other organs?

Thyroid: Papillary metastasizes outside the neck only about 10-15% of patients while local lymph nodes nay occur in up to 50% of patients. You should get rai if you are otherwise healthy. ...Read more

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What supps/foods should I eat/avoid since thyroidectomy for thyroid cancer? Recently cleared for Papillary Thyroid cancer. Need to lose 15 lbs now.

What supps/foods should I eat/avoid since thyroidectomy for thyroid cancer? Recently cleared for Papillary Thyroid cancer. Need to lose 15 lbs now.

Remember : For weight loss the strongest predictor is your caloric intake. So you need to be mindful of how much you are eating. I would encourage you to minimize processed, artificial foods and consume colorful veggies. In the end, there's no perfect "diet" as some people's bodies respond well to Mediterranean while others the Atkins while others the Paleo. There's no perfect way to tell. ...Read more

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How is anaplastic thyroid cancer ruled out? In particular distinguished from suspected papillary carcinoma? Is it possible confusion between the two?

How is anaplastic thyroid cancer ruled out?  In particular distinguished from suspected papillary carcinoma? Is it possible confusion between the two?

Anaplastic thyroid: Anaplastic thyroid cancer is suspected because of a rapidly growing thyroid mass. Usually patients present and it is obvious. You start with an fna but may need to do an open biopsy as part of a planned thyroid surgery and get a frozen section result or stop and defer to permanent pathology. The primary differential of this us lymphoma of the thyroid. ...Read more

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The dartmouth study on papillary thyroid cancer seemed to imply that a watch and wait approach may be appropriate vs.A tt or other treatment. Is it too risky?

The dartmouth study on papillary thyroid cancer seemed to imply that a watch and wait approach may be appropriate vs.A tt or other treatment. Is it too risky?

Not recommended: Even though papillary thyroid cancer is non-aggressive, it can kill you. It's after all a cancer. Thyroid surgery is now safer, especially in the hand of an experienced surgeon. The risk is much less than leaving a cancer in for a watch and wait aproach. Worst thing to do is to wait 10 yrs until you are now older with more medical problems and now have to go for surgery. ...Read more

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Can the experts please talk about the next steps in papillary thyroid cancer reoccurance?

Can the experts please talk about the next steps in papillary thyroid cancer reoccurance?

Surgery and/or I-131: Most cases of papillary thyroid cancer are treated with a combination of surgery and radioiodine (i-131) therapy. The exact treatment will depend upon a number of factors, including how the recurrence was detected, how extensive it is, etc. The best place to start is with a consultation with your endocrinologist and/or a nuclear medicine doctor. ...Read more

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Is afirma thyroid fna analysis-molecular marker test by veracyte any good for diagnosing papillary thyroid cancer? Http://carolinaendocrine.Com

Is afirma thyroid fna analysis-molecular marker test  by veracyte  any good for diagnosing papillary thyroid cancer?
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Pathologist: Already answered(and saw some other answers) to this post earlier today; there is no better way to diagnose this than with a tissue biopsy and an experienced pathologist. ...Read more

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Thyroglobulin was checked in april was .6 i and a papillary thyroid cancer patient. When should I retest the tg?

Thyroglobulin was checked in april was .6 i and a papillary thyroid cancer patient. When should I retest the tg?

Variable: Most patients get thyroglobulin checked every 12 months. Every 6 months if there is a worry. I think a trend of increasing levels would be more worrisome. You and your doctors may discuss getting a stimulated level as well as radioactive iodine scan by making you hypothyroid or some may feel getting these tests with thyrogen stimulation could be done. ...Read more

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I've had a papillary carcinoma, or a type of thyroid cancer does anyone know any diet or alternative medicine for this?

I've had a papillary carcinoma, or a type of thyroid cancer does anyone know any diet or alternative medicine for this?

Don't play around: You have thyroid cancer. Please use treatment techniques that have been proven and clinically tested (surgery, radioactive iodine remnant ablation, thyroid hormone replacement). There is no alternative medicine to treat thyroid cancer. ...Read more

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Will there be an uptake for i-131 during rai if there was no uptake for i-123 pre-scan for metastatic papillary thyroid cancer?

Will there be an uptake for i-131 during rai if there was no uptake for i-123 pre-scan for metastatic papillary thyroid cancer?

Yes.: Pre scans are pretty rare these days. But , yes, with your thyroid gone any remaining thyroid like tissue will likely take up iodine. If your tumor was larger than 1 cm rai would usually be recommended. ...Read more

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Thyroid Cancer (Definition)

Cancer that presents 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