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What should TSH be to suppress thyroid cancer?

What should TSH be to suppress thyroid cancer?

Close to ZERO: If you are taking ample amounts of thyroid hormone. The idea is that TSH may be able to stimulate cancerous as well as normal thyroid tissue. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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For someone w/ thyroid cancer, the TSH is suppressed to <0.01. Does one need to follow a dexa?

For someone w/ thyroid cancer, the TSH is suppressed to <0.01.  Does one need to follow a dexa?

Yes: Hyperthyroidism, especially for long periods of time, can cause osteoporosis. You should at least have an initial dxa for baseline and then followed 1-2 years after that if your doctor is going to keep your tsh< 0.01 all that time. ...Read more

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What can cause TSH levels to rise when taking the same dose of medication for months, with a history of thyroid cancer and no thyroid?

What can cause TSH levels to rise when taking the same dose of medication for months, with a history of thyroid cancer and no thyroid?

Might need more: Tsh is made by your body to stimulate your thyroid to produce hormones. Tsh stimulates thyroid cancer, too, so the medicine you take is to keep your TSH level as low as possible. The fact that your TSH has risen might be a sign that you need to take a higher dose of your medication. This is something you should ask your doctor about! ...Read more

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Is TSH and tg level indicate to recurrence thyroid cancer or tgab level? After 6 month after tt TSH is .04 and tg .2 but there is tgab should worry?

Is TSH and tg level indicate to recurrence thyroid cancer or tgab level? After 6 month after tt TSH is .04 and tg .2 but there is tgab should worry?

TgAb: It depends upon what the tgab level is. If the tgab levels are less than 22 iu/ml or 4 iu/ml depending upon which assay your laboratory uses, then there is no concern. If the tgab levels are elevated, the tg (thyroglobulin) test results are unreliable and your doctor may order other tests such as neck ultrasound or nuclear total body iodine scans. The TSH level is where it should be. ...Read more

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Is TSH and tg level indicate to recurrence thyroid cancer or tgab level? After 6 month after tt TSH is .04 and tg .2 but there is tgab should worry?

Is TSH and tg level indicate to recurrence thyroid cancer or tgab level? After 6 month after tt  TSH is .04 and tg .2 but there is tgab should worry?

No Worry: The tg level follows the thyroid cancer but is unreliable if the tgab is elevated. The tgab is only relevant if it is elevated. The TSH is used to follow your thyroid hormone levels and 0.04 is an appropriate level. ...Read more

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My TSH level is 42.62 do I have thyroid cancer?

My TSH level is 42.62 do I have thyroid cancer?

Not really.: This is very high level. The normal range is around 0.4 - 5.0 mu/l, so this is very high. This, first and foremost, suggests low thyroid hormone production, and is a sign of hypothyroidism. The cause of this might be linked to thyroid cancer, as cancerous nodules are usually "cold" or produce no thyroid hormone, but, on its own, does not point to cancer. ...Read more

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My daughter had thyroid cancer and thyroid was removed about 4 yrs ago and all the sudden her TSH levels are up.?

My daughter had thyroid cancer and thyroid was removed about 4 yrs ago and all the sudden her TSH levels are up.?

Ned to see doctor: If she had total thyroidectomy , TSH level high means her thyroid hormone need to be adjusted , if partial thyroidectomy was done then same need more thyroid hormone, need to go back to her doctor(s). ...Read more

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My TSH level was 0.215 on 12/17/13 and was 0.584 on 5/21/13. I've been taking my meds the same. Could this mean my thyroid cancer has returned?

No, don't worry!: Tsh is not made by thryoid cancer! it's made by your body to stimulate your thyroid to produce hormones. Tsh can stimulate thyroid cancer cells, too, so the medicine you take is to keep your TSH level as low as possible. The fact that your TSH has risen might be a sign that you need to take a higher dose of your medication. This is something you should ask your doctor about! ...Read more

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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. Quang Nguyen
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Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (Definition)

A TSH test measures the amount of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in your blood. TSH is produced by the pituitary gland and tells the thyroid gland to make and release the hormones thyroxine ...Read more