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I have papillary thyroid carcinoma. I have yet to have my TT. I noticed the lymph node right about my thyroid is tender. No other symptoms.

I have papillary thyroid carcinoma. I have yet to have my TT. I noticed the lymph node right about my thyroid is tender. No other symptoms.

Inform your Doctor: This lymph node may or may not be related to your Thyroid Cancer. But it is good to let your doctor know and get your TT done ASAP,. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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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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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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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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What is papillary thyroid carcinoma with tall cell variant?

What is papillary thyroid carcinoma with tall cell variant?

More aggressive: This is a form of thyroid cancer that has a worse prognosis than the typical papillary cancer. It is not the worst form of thyroid cancer. This is also associated with a mutation in the cancer cells call b-raf. There are some new drugs that attack this kind of tumor in later stage. ...Read more

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How is anaplastic thyroid cancer ruled out? In particular distinguished from suspected papillary carcinoma? Is it possible confusion between the two?

How is anaplastic thyroid cancer ruled out?  In particular distinguished from suspected papillary carcinoma? Is it possible confusion between the two?

Anaplastic thyroid: Anaplastic thyroid cancer is suspected because of a rapidly growing thyroid mass. Usually patients present and it is obvious. You start with an fna but may need to do an open biopsy as part of a planned thyroid surgery and get a frozen section result or stop and defer to permanent pathology. The primary differential of this us lymphoma of the thyroid. ...Read more

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Does papillary thyroid carcinoma always spread to the lymph nodes first or can it spread elsewhere first?

Does papillary thyroid carcinoma always spread to the lymph nodes first or can it spread elsewhere first?

Lymph node spread: Pure papillary carcinomas spread to adjacent lymph nodes most of the time , rare to distant organs , and relatively slow growing controllable tumors with good prognosis with treatment (s). ...Read more

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Please help! what is the treatment of choice for papillary carcinoma thyroid discovered in a hemi thyroidectomy specimen?

Please help! what is the treatment of choice for papillary carcinoma thyroid discovered in a hemi thyroidectomy specimen?

Options: Typically, if the carcinoma is 1cm or larger, then the other half of the thyroid is removed. If it is smaller than 1cm and unifocal (as opposed to multifocal), then the other side can be observed or removed. However, it really depends on multiple factors that you and your surgeon will have to discuss. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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