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On average, how long does it take thyroid cancer to develop in the body?

On average, how long does it take thyroid cancer to develop in the body?

Up to a lifetime: Cancers result from accumulation of mutations over years. You may have read about there being all kinds of little lesions, some premalignant, in the thyroids of folks exposed the Japanese nuclear reactor accident within a few weeks after the event. The truth is that everybody has these in their thyroids -- only exposed folks got scanned though. Post-Chernobyl real cancers took years / decades. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Is it possible that my thyroid cancer originated from another cancer in my body that has not been identified?

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 more

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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 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

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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?

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?

Check T3 (liothyronine): Sometimes your body doesn't convert T4 (levothyroxine) into active t3. You may do better with a mixture is t4/t3 like wes-throid or Nature-Throid or just adding some Cytomel (liothyronine) to your regimen. ...Read more

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What happens to iodine-131 in the body after it has been used to treat thyroid cancer?

What happens to iodine-131 in the body after it has been used to treat thyroid cancer?

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 more

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Can you tell me about any thyroid cancer survivors with full body scan experience?

Can you tell me about any thyroid cancer survivors with full body scan experience?

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

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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?

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 more

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Total thyroidectomy for thyroid cancer 4 years ago. Don't like the way levothyroid makes me feel..Anything natural i can take that is just as good?

Total thyroidectomy for thyroid cancer 4 years ago.  Don't like the way levothyroid makes me feel..Anything natural i can take that is just as good?

Yes, even better: The main alternative to levothyroxine is natural thyroid glandular preparations such as Armour Thyroid ; nature-throid. These contain T4 and t3 (liothyronine) whereas levothyroxine only has t4. A firm majority of patients who try natural thyroid say they feel better with it vs. Levothyroxine. Another alternative is to add synthetic t3 (liothyronine). See http://abt.Cm/1biokmw ; http://abt.Cm/18gpb3a ; http://bit.Ly/15k26u8. ...Read more

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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 ?

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

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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?
Http://carolinaendocrine.Com

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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How could a thyroid cancer metastasize into only one part of the body?

How could a thyroid cancer metastasize into only one part of the body?

Possible with any ca: It is possible for any cancer to metastise in only one part of the body or one organ, it can be liver, lung, lymph nodes in one part of body, in one bone only.So it can happen in one organ or part of the body. ...Read more

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Is it possible for thyroid cancer metastasize into only one part of the body?

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 more

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Is it possible for a thyroid cancer to metastasize into only one part of the body?

Yes: There are many different types of thyroid cancer. The most common one is papillary thyroid cancer. This type is slow growing and typically does not "spread." if it does, it typically will spread to the lymph nodes, but other sites are also possible. ...Read more

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2 weeks on low iodine diet for thyroid cancer whole body scan. Is vegan food ok during diet since it contains no dairy?

2 weeks on low iodine diet for thyroid cancer whole body scan. Is vegan food ok during diet since it contains no dairy?

Yes: A vegetarian diet should not be a problem. This webpage has a list of food to avoid and ones that are OK. http://www.thyca.org/pap-fol/lowiodinediet/ ...Read more

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Treating thyroid cancer with armour, is this good or bad? Why do I see it ok with holistic dr.S but not so much with my endocrinologist?

Treating thyroid cancer with armour, is this good or bad? Why do I see it ok with holistic dr.S but not so much with my endocrinologist?

Old-fashioned: Endocrinologists do not like Armour Thyroid because it's hard to standardize. I defer to them. Be very sure to tell your primary treating physician for your cancer about any "holistic" meds. ...Read more

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Mom had thyroid cancer. Dr just lowered dose of thyroid meds after 20 years of same dose. Risk of cancer returning somewhere else in body? No thyroid.

Mom had thyroid cancer. Dr just lowered dose of thyroid meds after 20 years of same dose. Risk of cancer returning somewhere else in body? No thyroid.

Thyroid cancer: The dose of levothyroxine used after thyroid cancer treatment is higher than in a typical hypothyroid patient to suppress the TSH (which can stimulate cancer cells). But this high-ish dose can produce hyperthyroidism which can put an elderly person at risk of AFib and other heart problems. If cancer has not reoccurred after 20 yr, this is probably a safe move. ...Read more

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Is there any way to rid your body of amiodarone, quicker than just waiting? Was on for 22 years, now thyroid cancer, need rai but can't til iodine out

Is there any way to rid your body of amiodarone, quicker than just waiting? Was on for 22 years, now thyroid cancer, need rai but can't til iodine out

Amiodarone: Unfortunately you can't hurry amio getting out of your body and it has a very long half time, at least a month to get significant decrease and it won't be all out by then. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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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


Dr. L. Collins
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more