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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?

Genetic testing: You definitely need genetic counseling and testing. A complete family history will help direct this as well. There is no role for screening to look for metastatic disease if you are not known to have it. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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Thyroid cancer: what are the odds they have the diagnosis wrong?

Thyroid cancer: what are the odds they have the diagnosis wrong?

Who diagnosed?: If a pathologist made the diagnosis, the odds of wrong diagnosis are very very low. Denial by the patient is far more likely than wrong diagnosis by a pathologist. ...Read more

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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
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Apply sunscreen
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Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
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See dermatologist for check ups
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I had a hemithyroidectomy in 2010. I had a 3.5cm thyroid module. The diagnosis was minimally invasive thyroid cancer. Is no further treatment ok?

I had a hemithyroidectomy in 2010. I had a 3.5cm thyroid module. The diagnosis was minimally invasive thyroid cancer. Is no further treatment ok?

Possibly: Actually, standard of care in cancer cases, with the exception of some papillary thyroid microcarcinomas, is completion thyroidectomy, removing the other lobe. For minimally invasive ftc, which you had, removing the rest of the gland is not due to the likeliness of residual tumor, but for assuring no additional thyroglobulin production, serum levels of which are used to screen for recurrence. ...Read more

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Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
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How fast does thyroid cancer grow?

How fast does thyroid cancer grow?

Usually Slow.: It depends on the type of thyroid cancer but the most common type, papillary thyroid cancer, usually grows and spreads slowly. There is another very rare type, anaplastic thyroid cancer that grows very fast and is usually lethal. ...Read more

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How do I know if the thyroid cancer has spread?

How do I know if the thyroid cancer has spread?

Blood test, nuc scan: Blood tests for thyroglobulin(tg) are very sensitive for persistent thyroid cancer. Tg is only found in active thyroid cells, and after surgery and rai ablation, there should not be any cells or tg left. Blood tests for tg can show if thyroid cancer is still present, and nuclear scans with a diagnostic or therapeutic dose of radioactive iodine can show where thyroid cancer is still present. ...Read more

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What test will tell me if I have thyroid cancer?

Ultrasound.: The best first test is an ultrasound. If there is a suspicious nodule, then fna (biopsy) is an option. ...Read more

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What food can i eat if you have a thyroid cancer thx?

What food can i eat if you have a thyroid cancer thx?

Thyroid cancer: I am sorry to hear of your thyroid cancer - I hope that the cancer has been removed and stays OK for years. As long as you don't overeat and enjoy the food you eat, go for it. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Thyroid Cancer (Definition)

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


Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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