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I'm Afraid I Have Thyroid Cancer
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
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've severe acid reflux can it cause 1 lingual tonsil more enlarged than other had previous thyroid cancer scared of throat cancer or base if tongue?
GERD: Severe reflux can result in the development of barrett's esophagus; which has an increased incidence of developing esophageal cancer. Upper endoscopy is a simple method for evaluating any esophageal disease. If your problem is severe, you should be on some form of acid blockade such as omeprazole. You may even benefit from some type of antireflux surgery. ...Read more
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
I'm an 18 year old female. How likely would it be for me to have Anaplastic thyroid cancer? i know it's the most aggressive thyroid cancer.
Unlikely.: Why do you think you may have it? ...Read more
I have 20% thyroid cancer in left nodule it remove already i I'm cancer free now or we need to remove the right thyroid also thx ?
Please clarify: Hi. We don't grade thyroid cancer by percentage of a nodule involved. If you have thyroid cancer, you have it. If the cancer was a microfocus, it can be ignored. If the nodule was cancer, depending on nodule size, you may need a completion thyroidectomy followed by 131-iodine therapy. That landscape is somewhat in transition. Speak with an experienced endocrinologist who can see path report. ...Read more
I'm doing a project for school and I am trying to find out treatments for thyroid cancer.Is there any standard procedures?
Guidelines: You might want to read the guidelines from respectable organizations. Here is one from the american association of clinical endocrinologists. It can get very complicated but in general: surgery +/- radioactive iodine, then surveillance and repeat surgery or repeat radioactive iodine as needed, https://www.Aace.Com/files/thyroid-carcinoma.Pdf. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm in school for medical assistant they told me i need a flu shot, i'm against it and i've had thyroid cancer before, can I be exempted?
Possibly: Some medical institutions will it allow you to work as a medical assistant without getting your annual immunization. Some may let you work only if you wear a mask. The bigger questions are what evidence underlies your opposition flu immunization and whether being a medical assistant is the right profession for you if you hold to these unscientific views. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Thyroid cancer survivor. Family history of gallbladder disease, are the odds are that i'm more likely to get mine removed also? They had symptoms in late 30's
Maybe: There is definitely a genetic component to gallbladder disease, but it is still not possible to know who will actually need their gallbladder removed or not. In general, even those with gallstones only have removal of the gallbladder if they have symptoms that are likely caused from the gallbladder. Typically right upper abdominal pain radiating to the back, worse 30-60' after a fatty meal. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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