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How Young Can People Be And Get Diagnosed With Thyroid Cancer
Almost any age: While most people who get thyroid cancer are older, it can occur in teenagers and in even those less than 10 years old. Those who have been exposed to radiation (either through radiation treatment for other types of cancer, environmenal sources, etc) are more likely to develop thyroid cancer, but radiation exposure is not necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
It's not: Now, if a patient had the horrible anaplastic thyroid cancer, and was undergoing some active treatment, then, of course, any illness would be a detriment. Papillary or follicular thyroid cancers are well managed in most patients, and the common cold would not particularly affect the patient, any more than the general population. Good luck. ...Read more
Is thyroid cancer notorious for hiding anywhere in the body? Is that why I have to get follow up whole body iodine scans?
Thyroid disease?: You will need to clarify what you mean by thyroid disease. Most common thyroid problem is hypothyroidism (low hormone levels). You you can still get thyroid cancer. You should remember that thyroid nodules (lumps) are common, especially in women and when we get older. The chance of cancer in a nodule is 5% or less. Try not to worry until an evaluation has been done. ...Read more
T4 and cancer: Thyroid cancer is entirely independent of thyroid function. High T4 is unrelated to cancer. In patients with thyroid cancer who have had thyroidectomy (removal of thyroid), thyroglobulin (but not t4) may be used as a serum marker of residual/recurrent disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Best treatment for thyroid cancer? Is it better to just take out the side of the thyroid with the cancer or get rid of the whole thing? If you keep part of your thyroid, could that get cancer later? If i get rid of the whole thing, which is better: radioa
Hemithyroidectomy: If the cancer can be removed by "hemi"thyroidectomy, go for it. The likelihood of getting a thyroid cancer in the remnant is low, and without a thyorid you will betaking pills the rest of your life. As for getting rid of the whole thing, surgery is probably a bit better than radioablation, although if radioablation fails you can always do surgery later. We can predict how well RA will work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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