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Life Expectancy For Poorly Differentiated 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 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
Stage and type: It really depends on the stage and type. Early stage, well-differentiated thyroid cancers have an excellent survival rate of over 90% over 10 years. The type of thyroid cancer with the worst survival is called anaplastic and patients survive generally a few months. Anaplastic thyroid cancer is very rare, and most other types are readily treated. ...Read more
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?
I had metastatic papillary thyroid cancer and never had rai after total thyrodectomy. I wanna take it soon. Was it bad i didn't do the rai right away?
With thyroid cancer why does it hurt so bad on my left side of my throat i'm able to feel the pain so bad and i'm able to feel the knot behind my neck?
Every since my radioactive iodine treatment after thyroid cancer I have had bad acne. Could this be related? I had the treatment in june of 2010.
Indirectly related: It would be very unlikely for the radioactive iodine to induce acne, but another change that probably happened around the same time is taking thyroid hormone. Thyroid hormone tablets could affect the balance between estrogen and testosterone, by changing the amount of sex hormone binding protein made by the liver. Lab tests could help your doctor know if this was causing your acne. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It's complicated: Some thyroid cancers are found "incidentally" during surgery in when cancer is not suspected. When these are small and completely within the thyroid they are cured by surgery and have a 0% chance of coming back. Some types, such as anaplastic, have a nearly 100% fatality rate. Most are in between, in the 2-20% fatality range. Your doctor can give you a better answer for your situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The process by which cells become progressively more specialized; a normal process through which cells mature. This process of specialization for the cell comes at the expense of its breadth of potential. Stem cells can, for example, differentiate into secretory ...Read more
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