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Got thyroid cancer, had op/neck dissection 4mnths ago, iodine treatment 5 weeks ago. Got random lumps in neck, very stiff and tender all of a sudden.

Got thyroid cancer, had op/neck dissection 4mnths ago, iodine treatment 5 weeks ago. Got random lumps in neck, very stiff and tender all of a sudden.

See your doctor: These kind of developments need to be examined by your physician. Make sure you are taking your thyroid med. Get labs regularly as instructed by your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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I've had a bilateral neck dissection for thyroid cancer in 2011. My neck has been swollen for 3 years. Should i see a lymph node specialist?

I've had a bilateral neck dissection for thyroid cancer in 2011. My neck has been swollen for 3 years. Should i see a lymph node specialist?

No: Lymph node dissection for thyroid cancer at age 22 is essentially cureable. In standard radical neck dissections for squamous Ca the jugular vein is taken. While vein resection is not usually a part of the node dissection for thyroid Ca, these veins may have been taken leading to this problem. As such drainage out of the H&N is limited. Warm compresses to the neck on a daily basis may help. ...Read more

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What is selective neck dissection in early oral cancer?

What is selective neck dissection in early oral cancer?

Surgery: The neck dissection is a surgical procedure for control of neck lymph node metastasis from tumors of the head and neck (including oral cancer). This is to remove lymph nodes from one side of the neck into which cancer cells may have migrated. Selective means lymph nodes are grouped into regions corresponding to the cancer location and only nodes from that group are removed. ...Read more

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Selective neck dissection in early oral cancer, what is this?

Selective neck dissection in early oral cancer, what is this?

Vs Radial Neck Diss: The term "selective" refers to a more conservative operation compared to "radical" neck dissection. Fully explained here: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/849834-overview. ...Read more

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Dad had neck dissection yesterday history of tongue cancer what precautionary exams would be recommended to evaluate no malignancy has spread or stayed ?

Dad had neck dissection yesterday history of tongue cancer what precautionary exams would be recommended to evaluate no malignancy has spread or stayed ?

Tongue cancer: Your father's head and neck cancer surgeon will evaluated your father by physical exam on a regular basis. He will also be evaluated by imaging studies. ...Read more

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My father has stage 3 cancer n needs a glossectomy and lymph nodes removal via neck dissection. What are stats for survival. Hes only 63 years old :(?

My father has stage 3 cancer n needs a glossectomy and lymph nodes removal via neck dissection. What are stats for survival. Hes only 63 years old :(?

Here is some info: Your father's doctor can answer this question if you ask. Stage-3 cancers are treatable but are high risk for recurrence. His cancer may take Chemotherapy, radiotherapy in addition to surgery to control. The prognosis depends on the status of neck nodes in terms of spread of Cancer.If the nodes are involved by tumor, then he has a bigger problem than otherwise. But he has a 50/50 chance of Cure. ...Read more

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Dad has tongue cancer. Having full glossectomy & neck dissection r/o 4 lymph nodes. Worried he wont survive :( prognosis? Only 63yrs old. Talk eat?

Dad has tongue cancer. Having full glossectomy & neck dissection r/o 4 lymph nodes. Worried he wont survive :( prognosis? Only 63yrs old. Talk eat?

Consult Oncologist: We can not answer your question about prognosis of your father 's condition. I suggest you ask this question to the oncologist who is treating him. ...Read more

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I feel a small bump inside my neck right below my right earlobe what could it be? Thyroid cancer?

I feel a small bump inside my neck right below my right earlobe what could it be? Thyroid cancer?

Not likely: The area below your right earlobe is more likely to have a lymph node. The thyroid is more toward the center of the front of the neck. ...Read more

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Will chemotherapy help at all with 8.7cm thyroid cancer with mestatic neck disease and spread to nearby lymph nodes ?

Thyroid treatment: First line against thyroid cancer is surgery. You need to get all detectable disease out of the neck (the primary tumor and nodal metastases). Radioactive iodine is used to eradicate remaining thyroid and thyroid cancer cells. This can also help with distant mets in lungs/bone/etc. This can be repeated. External beam radiation ; chemo are reserved for cancer that has become dangerous. ...Read more

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Dec 2006 total thyroidectomy for papillary carcinoma & neck dissection bc in nodes...Now us shows tissue in thyroid bed...What is it ?

Dec 2006 total thyroidectomy for papillary carcinoma & neck dissection bc in nodes...Now us shows tissue in thyroid bed...What is it ?

Residual thyroid: The surgeon cannot remove every last remnant of thyroid. This is why RAI is often given after thyroidectomy, to mop up any residual thyroid tissue-normal or cancerous. The US may just be detecting residual thyroid that the surgeon did not get. See your Endocrinologist. ...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. Daniel Saurborn
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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