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Thyroid Cancer And Variable Tsh Level
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: Tsh stands for thyroid stimulating hormone. It does exactly that-- tells your thyroid to make thyroid hormone. If your thyroid isn't making enough hormone, your TSH will increase. And if your thyroid is making too much hormone, your TSH will go down. But cancer is usually not the cause for a high or low tsh. And you can have a completely normal TSH and still have thyroid cancer. Hope that helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My TSH level was 4.069. Every year it gets a little higher. Have a family history of thyroid cancer which is my mother. Do I need any other tests?
Im taking 150mg of levothyroxine after total thyroidectomy & RAI a month ago due to papillary thyroid cancer.My TSH level is 0.091uIU/mL.Is it normal?
I am 34 and wondering if i might have thyroid cancer... I am 34 and have had hypothroidism for most of my life and taking synthroid. A few months back i had a check up and my TSH went up to 7 doc increased dose 4 weeks later TSH level still at 7 dose incr
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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