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Thyroglobulin testing for cancer what is the standard for months in between testing for papillary carcinoma?

Thyroglobulin testing for cancer what is the standard for months in between testing for papillary carcinoma?

NCCN guidelines...: ...After you've been treated suggest a surveillance schedule that includes physical exam, TSH and thyroglobulin + antithyroglobulin antibodies at 6m and 12m then annually if disease-free. www.nccn.org. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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No tgab detected after a year of tt and thyroid papillary carcinoma? Does that mean I have no cancer is around?

No tgab detected after a year of tt and thyroid papillary carcinoma? Does that mean I have no cancer is around?

Then it is good news: It is a good news , is good monitoring tool but you still need to be monitored by regular follow up examinations, some times with radio active iodine & pet scans etc, good luck. ...Read more

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What is papillary thyroid carcinoma?

What is papillary thyroid carcinoma?

PTC: Hi. Papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) is the most common type of thyroid cancer, and generally also carries the best prognosis. General sequence is detect a nodule, do needle biopsy (find cancer), do ultrasound of neck looking for lymph nodes, have thyroid and suspicious nodes surgically removed, get treated with radioactive iodine. TSH suppression lifelong in most cases. Follow serum thyroglobulin. ...Read more

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How soon should I have surgery for 9mmx6mm papillary carcinoma with hurthle cell/oncocytic changes?

Soon: You do not have to rush, but why put it off? I would find a time that is mutually convenient with you and your surgeon. With an experienced surgeon, your recovery should be short. ...Read more

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Are papillary and follicular thyroid carcinomas functional or nonfunctional and how do they affect hpa axis?

Are papillary and follicular thyroid carcinomas functional or nonfunctional and how do they affect hpa axis?

Usually nonfunctiona: However rare thyroid cancers can be associated with elevated thyroid hormone levels, and those would alter the hpa axis. Usually, however, they have no effect. ...Read more

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My preliminary pathology report came back follicular variant of papillary carcinoma they sent it off and it came back benign so who is right ?

My preliminary pathology report came back follicular variant of papillary carcinoma they sent it off and it came back benign so who is right ?

Ask your doctor: From your question, it sounds like you received a "final"diagnosis of benign after a "preliminary" of FV of papillary carcinoma. But it is unclear from your question. Your best resort is to speak with who took the biopsy and ask what the "FINAL" diagnosis is. The pathologists handling your case should have come to a consensus about this before any action is taken and made who did the biopsy aware. ...Read more

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Sir After Biopsy I Found High grade papillary urothellium carcinoma I'm so worried about it. If treatment is possible and what kind of treatment is.

Sir After Biopsy I Found High grade papillary urothellium carcinoma

I'm so worried about it.
If treatment is possible and what kind of treatment is.

It depends....: What did your doctor advise you to do next? Please tell us where is your tumor/biopsy site? Is it from your urinary bladder? Ask your doctor the stage of your tumor. Good treatment is available for superficial bladder Cancer, if that is what you have. If not satisfied with your current doctor, a second opinion from another Urologist may satisfy your needs better. ...Read more

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Hi, i was asked to do rai for my metastatic papillary carcinoma(i had a tt)a year &10 months ago.I never had my rai.Do u think my cancer spread a lot?

Need information: 22 months after total thyroidectmy for papillary adenocarcinoma of thyroid y you have rai scan or rai treatment ? , you have to give more information, even if you have lymph node metastasis had rai treatment , at 81 yr old , will not be as serious as it sounds, these are relatively very slow growing tumors , don't worry you will be fine , speak to your doctor for more assurance , . ...Read more

Papillary (Definition)

It means nipple-like projection or structure, such as breast nipples, on skin, at root of hairs, on the gums between teeth, or inside organs such as heart. Can also describe some ...Read more