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Opting For No Surgery For Thyroid Cancer
How do I like she confirm thyroid cancer cancer not spread (staging info) before surgery? Http://www.Bbc.Co.Uk/news/world-latin-america-16342
Staging: Staging typically involves the use of imaging and surgery. We use the tools of physical exam, ct scans, mri's, bone scans, and now pet scans to determine if a cancer has spread beyond the originating organ. During surgery, lymph nodes are often dissected out and put under a microscope to see if tumor cells have moved into them, a sign that a cancer has metastasized. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Diagnosed w/thyroid cancer in may, got surgery in july and rai treatment in aug 15th. Since then i'm nauseated all the time and no appetite. Normal?
Da Vinci Robot: The procedure you are referring to is performed via small incisions in the armpit utilizing the da vinci robot (intuitive surgical). There are numerous hospitals across the country that offer this. If you try an internet search in your area, I am sure you can find a nearby surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A friend of me got the diagnosis of thyroid cancer yesterday. He is scheduled for surgery on monday. Wondering about the statistics and prospects?
Most thyroid: Cancers respond well to surgery and other modalities with an excellent chance of long term survival. Others, unfortunately, have a much worse prognosis. It depends upon what they find at surgery. Check the american thyroid assoc. Website for more info. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was treated for stg 4 thyroid cancer in mid 1970's with surgery to remove as many lymph nodes possible and then given RAI dose? Could contribute to?
Thyroid cancer: What is your question? it is not clear what you are asking. contribute to what? ...Read more
I've appmt for surgery in one month, my thyroid cancer seems to spread to my neck and clavicle, chances to survive?
Yes: The treatment is to remove the thyroid cancer by removing the thyroid gland and to evaluate and resect the lymph nodes adjacent to the thyroid by a head and neck surgeon specialized in head and neck cancer. Sometimes, other treatment will be needed following the surgery. That will depend on the pathology and the stage of the cancer. Discuss in detail with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Anaplastic thyroid cancer, surgery made but before treatment he got pneumonia lung? What is the case now? Should start treatment or its the end?
Autonomy rules: Surgery is almost never curative but can help locally. There have been some responses by anaplastic cancer of the thyroid to chemotherapy that may give a year or two of good-quality life. If the patient feels strong enough and wants to try it, then it's his choice. If not, it is always possible to make a person with incurable cancer comfortable. ...Read more
The fna showed papillary thyroid cancer. Is it possible for surgical pathology to be benign? I haven't had surgery yet. Nodules are on both lobes.
Very unlikely.: If a thyroid fna was interpreted as papillary carcinoma, it would be highly unlikely for subsequent excision to show only benign findings. When a pathologist calls a thyroid fna cancer, there is >98% probability that the excision will confirm the diagnosis of malignancy. If you question the diagnosis from the fna, you could request a second opinion on the pathology slides. Hope this helps... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are chances of stage 1 papillary carcinoma thyroid cancer coming back if I don't do radioactive iodine, but had surgery to remove entire thyroid?
Well...: The cancer can in the long run spread... And after Radioactive Iodine treatment the cure is almost 100%. Also there are two tests that determine the need: A total body I.131 scan and Thyroglobulin levels in the blood. Is any of these are positive it is imperative that you get radioactive Iodine treatment. Actually it is not a torturous treatment... ...Read more
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
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