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Rectal bleeding, right ovary multiple developing cysts that measure 2.8x2.5x8.X3.1, should I be concerned? History of thyroid cancer & hysterectomy

Rectal bleeding, right ovary multiple developing cysts that measure 2.8x2.5x8.X3.1, should I be concerned? History of thyroid cancer & hysterectomy

Rectal bleeding...: Bleeding per rectum may originate in the anal canal, the rectum, or further up the line. Frequent anal sources of bleeding include hemorrhoids & fissures, but your history raises further questions & warrants concern. Similar bleeds can be seen with anal & rectal cancer, infections, ischemic colitis, diverticular bleeds, inflammatory bowel, etc. Your doctor will direct testing & treatment.

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My son is 11 since he was like 3 he has been having random nose bleed and migrains, he also grinds his teeth is this a sign of a brain tumor? Am concerned as I have had thyroid cancer.

My son is 11 since he was like 3 he has been having random nose bleed and migrains, he also grinds his teeth is this a sign of a brain tumor? Am concerned as I have had thyroid cancer.

Not likely: Nose bleeds and migraines are vascular issues most likely. Tooth grinding can be a sign of anxiety and/or a bad bite. But let's get your son examined by a physicians and a dentist to get an accurate diagnosis so his problems can be treated.

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Had 2 CT head scans without contrast in 2 months. 29 yo. Could this cause thyroid cancer? Is thyroid exposed during scan? Tech said no. Beg to differ.

Had 2 CT head scans without contrast in 2 months. 29 yo. Could this cause thyroid cancer? Is thyroid exposed during scan? Tech said no. Beg to differ.

No worries: A couple of head CT scans does not cause brain cancer, eye cancer, nose cancer, throat cancer, ear cancer, neck cancer, thyroid cancer, or any other cancer. No worries. That said, a head CT is sometimes used to look for a cancer tumor. That means although a head CT does not cause cancer, the scan can cause you to find the cancer you were looking for, if you were suspecting and looking for a tumor.

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Do I have thyroid cancer.? I have pain in my throat the feeling of having a cut inside my throat I have headaches on different parts of my head mild

Do I have thyroid cancer.? I have pain in my throat the feeling of having a cut inside my throat I have headaches on different parts of my head mild

Many possibilities: Please don't leap to conclusions. The only way to k now what is going on is to see y our doc for a diagnosis. There are many other possibilities. Peace and good health.

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My fiancé has nickel sized knots on her head, like 5 or 6. Her mom has thyroid cancer and I'm worried. What do we do?

My fiancé has nickel sized knots on her head, like 5 or 6. Her mom has thyroid cancer and I'm worried. What do we do?

Get seen: Thyroid cancer doesn't do this but she does need a diagnoses. There are mild genetic syndromes with multiple tumors of the scalp, which are manageable.

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Can thyroid cancer couse swelling and pain in the neck on the left side, back of the head pain on the left side, dizziness and vomiting, menses irregul?

Can thyroid cancer couse swelling and pain in the neck on the left side, back of the head pain on the left side, dizziness and vomiting, menses irregul?

Thyroid cancer: The vast majority of thyroid cancers present as a painless thyroid mass. Presenting with pain would be rare. Thyroid hormone levels can affect your cycle. Please see your doctor and have your thyroid evaluated. Best of luck.

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FNA nodule, AFIRMA result suspic thyroid cancer had tot thyroidectomy, pathology has entire specimen yet can't determine if cancer or not why?

False-pos Afirma?: Afirma testing has been in clinical use for several years. It now appears that Afirma testing is clinically useful when it is negative and not when it is positive. This has been my experience and I am not sure there is supporting data regarding this. So, in your case, the Afirma test was probably falsely positive, and that the nodule was benign. My best guess.

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I need radioactive iodine treatment for thyroid cancer. I am scheduled for the small RAI dose (before whole body scan) on 9/6 and the body scan is on 9/8. Is it adequate to do the scan 2 days after the pill? Isn't the scan is usually after 24 hours?

I need radioactive iodine treatment for thyroid cancer. I am scheduled for the small RAI dose (before whole body scan) on 9/6 and the body scan is on 9/8. Is it adequate to do the scan 2 days after the pill? Isn't the scan is usually after 24 hours?

Scan: Yes it is adequate to do the scan two days apart. There is more information to be had when the two studies are completed and discussed with with your thyroid specialist. Please let me know how things go. PS: The medical facilities in Philadelphia are superb.

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I had my thyroid removed in 1991 due to thyroid cancer, have been on Synthroid until approx 9 months ago. . I was really sick before Christmas this year and thought it was the flu. . . dr. Did a thyroid blood test and ths level is 477. . . he said t

I had my thyroid removed in 1991 due to thyroid cancer, have been on Synthroid until approx 9 months ago. . I was really sick before Christmas this year and thought it was the flu. . . dr. Did a thyroid blood test and ths level is 477. . . he said t

Must take thyroid: I don't know what your question is, but it appears that you were not taking Synthroid (thyroxine) for many months. This is very dangerous. Your body requires thyroid hormone to function correctly. Since you had your thyroid removed, there is no alternative to taking thyroid hormone. Having had thyroid cancer, it is essential that the TSH be normal.

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In 2011 I got diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Since treatment I have abnormal lyphnodes frm neck 2 groin I don't know y. I have a family histry of luekemia?

See your doctor: The details of your primary treatment are important. Did you have a total thyroidectomy? Did they remove nodes from under the thyroid (central neck dissection)? Did you have radioactive iodine treatment? You should probably visit back with the surgeon or endocrinologist for evaluation of these new findings. The groin is prob not related, but also should have an ultrasound and biopsy.

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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.

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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.

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What test will tell me if I have thyroid cancer?

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.

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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.

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If I have a thyroid cancer what food to avoid to eat?

If I have a thyroid cancer what food to avoid to eat?

THere are: No foods that you need to avoid, but you need to follow your doctor's instructions on treatment.

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I am very worried that I might have thyroid cancer. Any helpful advice?

I am very worried that I might have thyroid cancer. Any helpful advice?

ENT: Find an ENT (ear nose throat physician) to evaluate you. An ultrasound would be the most common first step, but since you say you are worried that you might have thyroid cancer, you may have already had one; ultrasounds sometimes create uncertainty by showing nonspecific thyroid nodules. An ENT can evaluate you as an individual and decide what would be the next best step.

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Do you think I should be freaked out over the possibility of thyroid cancer?

Why?: Why would you obsess about something that you do not have?

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Does thyroid cancer cause you to sweat?

Does thyroid cancer cause you to sweat?

Not necessarily: Here is a good review on thyroid cancer symptoms http://www. Cancer. Net/cancer-types/thyroid-cancer/symptoms-and-signs.

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Thyroid cancer symptoms start out as how?

Thyroid cancer symptoms start out as how?

Lump in the neck: Thyroid cancers may produce a lump in neck over the thyroid; if functional, the tumor may express as hyperthyroidism and cause rapid heart rate, palpitations, weight loss, intolerance to heat etc. Many cancers may be asymptomatic and may only be picked up during a physical examination. Some may not become apparent till metastases develop in the local lymph nodes.

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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


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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