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Is There A Correlation Between Breast Cancer And Thyroid Cancer
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
Not usually: There are some families who have increased rates of a variety of cancers, including papillary thyroid cancer, breast cancer, and colon cancer. But having one does not cause an risk for another; instead inherited genes put a person at increased risk for both. A person with a history of thyroid cancer should be sure to get recommended mammograms and colon tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dx breast cancer at 39, thyroid cancer at 40. Is a PET scan needed to rule out mets and am I at a risk for other cancers?
Possibly: Hereditary predisposition to certain cancers usually occur at earlier ages. At age of less than 50 yrs you would qualify for genetic testing for BRCA 1 & 2 mutations. A PET scan depending on the clinical situation can detect spread of disease (not as good in the brain) to other organs but in someone with BRCA gene mutation, the development of other kinds of cancer may not occur at the same time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
None usually: The most common thyroid cancers such as papillary and follicular are treated with surgery followed by radioactive iodine. There are no chemotherapy agents that have been found to be effective for these thyroid cancers. One would consider being in a chemotherapy study if you had metastatic thyroid cancer that was not responding to radioactive iodine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the odds of having stage 2B invasive ductal carcinoma her2 positive breast cancer and papillary thyroid cancer at age 40?
Odds are low.: But it is still possible to have both. Risk of having papillary thyroid before forty is about 13/100,000. Risk of having breast Ca is about 11/100,000. The overlap of the two independent events is slightly less than 1 in a million. ...Read more
Pap thyroid cancer size 7.5mm & invasive ductal breast cancer. ENT said should be ok to remove right half of thyroid only. Opinions?
Over the past 18months my potassium levels keep dropping. Friday was 2.6. I have idc breast cancer & pap thyroid cancer also. Why would this happen?
Multiple factors: Your potassium may be low for 3 different reasons. You may not be taking enough, losing it in your stool-diarrhea or urine due to the state of your kidney function or medications and sweating. Your magnesium may also be low and would prevent the correction of your potassium even with supplements. These are things to discuss with your physician to get to the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe for breast cancer survivor to use victoza for diabetes because the drug has thyroid cancer risk? I am worried.
Can you tell me if my friend has breast cancer and results of a biopsy of her thyroid shows cancer, what's her prognosis?
What happens if my friend has breast cancer and results of a biopsy of her thyroid shows cancer, what's her prognosis?
Probably separate: Hi. The breast cancer and thyroid cancer are probably unrelated. I've never seen breast cancer metastasize to thyroid. Thyroid cancer generally has a high cure rate. It's not fair she's had these cancers but life isn't fair. I bet the thyroid cancer with treatment will go well. I hope the breast cancer is in remission. She might outlive us all! :-) ...Read more
The breast is both a male and female organ. However its main function is in the delivery of milk to the newborn. Breast cancer occurs 95% of the time in women and 5% of the time in men. It is treated the same regardless of which sex it appears in. It comes in two forms invasive and non-invasive; distinction is important as ...Read more
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