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28 yr post thyroid cancer. Thyroglobulin level 0.2 should I be concerned?

28 yr post thyroid cancer. Thyroglobulin level 0.2 should I be concerned?

Depends: How long ago was surgery? What kind of thyroid cancer and how big was the cancerm what is the thyroglobulin antibodies level and what is the current tsh? A tg of 0.2 is very acceptable if surgery was recently done. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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If have thyroid cancer and my thyroglobulin continues to be high, should I see a cancer specialist?

If have thyroid cancer and my thyroglobulin continues to be high, should I see a cancer specialist?

Yes: If you have thyroid cancer, you should already have an endocrinologist and a thyroid surgeon on your team (and possibly a radiation oncologist also). They should work together to find the source of the elevated thyroglobulin. You might need radioactive iodine or repeat surgery. Good luck. ...Read more

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Thyroglobulin tumor marker s value is 12. Is this normal? Have had thyroid cancer about 13 years ago

Thyroglobulin tumor marker s value is 12. Is this normal? Have had thyroid cancer about 13 years ago

See your doctor.: If you had total thyroidectomy and radioactivie iodine treatment, the thyroglobulin (Tg) should be undetectable or very low (< 0.5). If your Tg has been in this range in the past, having a level of 12 now would be concerning for regrowth of the thyroid cancer, OR normal thyroid tissue, if any survived the initial treatment. If you have antibodies to Tg, that can cause falsely high or low Tg levels ...Read more

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Thyroglobulin was checked in april was. 6 I and a papillary thyroid cancer patient. When should I retest the tg?

Thyroglobulin was checked in april was. 6 I and a papillary thyroid cancer patient. When should I retest the tg?

Variable: Most patients get thyroglobulin checked every 12 months. Every 6 months if there is a worry. I think a trend of increasing levels would be more worrisome. You and your doctors may discuss getting a stimulated level as well as radioactive iodine scan by making you hypothyroid or some may feel getting these tests with thyrogen stimulation could be done. ...Read more

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Is it possible recurrence of thyroid cancer if thyroglobulin came back positive but antibodies are decreasing? Had full thyroidectomy 2 years ago.

Is it possible recurrence of thyroid cancer if thyroglobulin came back positive but antibodies are decreasing? Had full thyroidectomy 2 years ago.

Recurrence: Rest assured. It is impossible to say you are cancer free, but that is likely. Here's why: the thyroglobulin level is unreliable because you have antibodies. The fact that the antibodies are decreasing can mean that thyroglobulin is decreasing. Antibodies can be a tumor marker surrogate. Continue to follow the antibody trend and get periodic neck ultrasounds. ...Read more

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I have hashimotos and I just got my bloodwork. Thyroglobulin is way high and I have no antibodies. Is this a sign I might have thyroid cancer?

I have hashimotos and I just got my bloodwork. Thyroglobulin is way high and I have no antibodies. Is this a sign I might have thyroid cancer?

See your doc: Thyroglobulin is only made by thyroid cells. All an elevated thyroglobulin tells you is that you have "something" going on with your thyroid. It could just be inflammation, but you can't know until more tests are done. This test is not a sensitive or specific test for diagnosing thyroid cancer. See an endocrinologist to find out more. ...Read more

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Positive for thyroid paroxidase antibodies and thyroglobulin antibodies. What does this mean? Had pap thyroid cancer in 2008 with thyroidectomy

Immunity to thyroid: The thyroid makes thyroglobulin (tg) and thyroid peroxidase (tpo). Even though you had your thyroid removed, your body's immune system sees tg and tpo as foreign and has made antibodies to them. This means that following your tg as a way to monitor your thyroid cancer might be unreliable. It could also mean you have thyroid tissue that is still present in your body. Ask your endocrinologist! ...Read more

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I had a thyroglobulin antibody test taken and the results were 320. What does this mean? Should I be concerned about lupus, hashimoto's disease or thyroid cancer? I have been diagnosed with hypothyroid and the medicine I have been taking in addition to ve

I had a thyroglobulin antibody test taken and the results were 320. What does this mean? Should I be concerned about lupus, hashimoto's disease or thyroid cancer? I have been diagnosed with hypothyroid and the medicine I have been taking in addition to ve

Hashimoto's you have: You had become hypothyroid because you have hashimoto's thyroiditis, which was confirmed by the elevated thyroglobulin activity. You should not worry about lupus, or other conditions such as cancer. The strongest association with hashimoto's and another autoimmune problem is psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. ...Read more

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23 yrs old f; thyroid peroxidase 13 (norm); thyroglobulin, antibody 3.0 (high); TSH 10.850 (high); nomal T3 (liothyronine) & t4. Hashimotos? Possible thyroid cancer

23 yrs old f; thyroid peroxidase 13 (norm); thyroglobulin, antibody 3.0 (high); TSH 10.850 (high); nomal T3 (liothyronine) & t4. Hashimotos? Possible thyroid cancer

Possible to 1st: Thyroglobulin is a test that is helpful after someone has surgery for the most common thyroid cancer. Thyroid function tests can test how well your thyroid is working. If there is concern for cancer it is helpful to get a thyroid ultrasound and then a biopsy if clinically indicated. ...Read more

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Can u have reccurence thyroid cancer with no thyroglubin?

Can u have reccurence thyroid cancer with no thyroglubin?

Yes: Yes but not likely. But if the path of the cancer is something other than papillary then it is more likely. Rec i131 thyrogen scan to eval for recurrent disease. ...Read more

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High TSH levels after thyroid cancer. Been on Synthroid (thyroxine) for 3 yrs and has been fine now all the sudden levels out of wack and lump in neck?

High TSH levels after thyroid cancer. Been on Synthroid (thyroxine) for 3 yrs and has been fine now all the sudden levels out of wack and lump in neck?

See endocrinologist: Go back to your endocrinologistt or thyroid surgeon. Elevated TSH suggests that you need thyroid replacement meds increased. New lumps may or may not be significant. A good physical examination and ultrasound should be able to help here and a fine needle aspiration may be warranted. Thyroid cancer frequently recurs in lymph nodes and is very curable. ...Read more

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My TSH level is 42.62 do I have thyroid cancer?

Not enough info: An abnormal TSH level does not prove or disprove the presence of thyroid cancer. A TSH is more indicative of whether or not your thyroid is producing enough hormone or not. ...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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Ths level is 477 / had thyroid cancer 1991/ quit taking Synthroid (thyroxine) approx. 9 mo ago / is 477 dangerously high?

Ths level is 477 / had thyroid cancer 1991/ quit taking Synthroid (thyroxine) approx. 9 mo ago / is 477 dangerously high?

Simple answer: YES!

Why did you stop?

Please have your doctor check all your current thyroid labs and make plans to correct things. Your T4 and T3 (liothyronine) are probably quite low.

Do not delay.

If your T4 and T3 (liothyronine) are normal please have your doctor refer you to a thyroid specialist. ...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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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Thyroid Cancer (Definition)

Cancer that presents 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. Brendan Stack Jr.
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Thyroglobulin (Definition)

A protein found in the thyroid gland and circulating in the bloodstream that binds to thyroid hormone to allow the hormone to travel throughout the body to its target sites without getting damaged or acting ...Read more