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What breast cancer awareness events are on television?

What breast cancer awareness events are on television?

It is hard to find a: Tv only occasionally has sessions about breast cancer. Internet has plenty of information especially on a website made for the patients..It is called cancer.Net. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Post Thyrodectomy (Hurthle cancer) TSH 16.89 (T3 250, T4 0.92). Dr increased Synthroid (thyroxine) 150 to 200 Is it enough? risk of cancer if not more aggressive?

Post Thyrodectomy (Hurthle cancer) TSH 16.89 (T3 250, T4 0.92). Dr increased Synthroid (thyroxine) 150 to 200 Is it enough? risk of cancer if not more aggressive?

Gradual adjustment: It is prudent to gradually adjust the dose of synthyroid so as to not cause hyperthyroid state. It would be prudent to follow your doctor's advice. ...Read more

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Has anybody heard of thyroid biopsy conscious sedation?

Has anybody heard of thyroid biopsy conscious sedation?

Not used: A thyroid biopsy is a very simple procedure, performed with fine needles. It is very well tolerated if performed by a skilled professional. Only local anesthesia is required. General anesthesia is sometimes used for very young children. ...Read more

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In a new state. Autonomic dz is pots. Pit, liver, ovary adenomas. Thyroid has new solid nodules and nodes. Only bx'd node. ?Ask for excision?

In a new state. Autonomic dz is pots. Pit, liver, ovary adenomas. Thyroid  has new solid nodules and nodes. Only bx'd node. ?Ask for excision?

Thyroid nodules: I know more about pots than thyroid but in general if you have a node biopsied, if there is not diagnosis, they will likely biopsy nodule to determine whether to excise. If there is a diagnosis based on node biopsy, that will lead to best recommendation. Decision depends on the pathology and extent of tissue involved. If hyperthyroid, that can explain what was diagnosed as pots, as not pots. ...Read more

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Can fna of thyroid nodule spread cancer if malignant? Also 6mm suspicious finding. Would that require surgery or observation? No thyroid issues.

Can fna of thyroid nodule spread cancer if malignant? Also 6mm suspicious finding. Would that require surgery or observation? No thyroid issues.

Depends on pathology: Needle aspiration theoretically can spread cancer, usually breast or liver cancer. Thyroid, no data but possible. Did you have a suspicious finding on a biopsy? Meaning that a pathologist looked at the biospy under a microscope and thought the cells were suspicious for cancer. Normally a 6 mm nodule would be low risk and could be observed. How was the size determined? Suspicious cells = surgery. ...Read more

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Is single solid thyroid nodule more/less likely to be malignant in presence of just-id'd suppressed tsh, slightly elevated free t3/free t4, tsi of 313?

Is single solid thyroid nodule more/less likely to be malignant in presence of just-id'd suppressed tsh, slightly elevated free t3/free t4, tsi of 313?

Less likely: Suppressed TSH means hyperfunctioning thyroid gland. Most of the time that lowers the risk of cancer but does not eliminate the risk and the nodule may still need to be biopsied. ...Read more

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Does hashimoto's thyroiditis increase your risk for thyroid cancer?

Does hashimoto's thyroiditis increase your risk for thyroid cancer?

A little: Is an association between hashimotos and thyroid lymphoma. If you had thyroidectomy, for other reasons, you don't need to worry about developing that. If not, intermittent neck ultrasounds can be a useful screening test. ...Read more

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Finding thyroid expert ? Reading tells me large percentage of thyroid/nodules removed are benign. Medical papers refer to finding needle in haystack.

Finding thyroid expert ? Reading tells me large percentage of thyroid/nodules removed are benign. Medical papers refer to finding needle in haystack.

Cancer < 5%: Thyroid nodules are very common, especially as we get older. You are correct, most thyroid nodules removed are benign. There is a small risk of cancer in most nodules, but the risk goes up with significant medically history, like family history of thyroid cancer or history of neck radiation. ...Read more

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Is a malignant nodule on thyroid life threatening ?

Is a malignant nodule on thyroid life threatening ?

Could be: Any cancer is life threatening, although certain types of thyroid cancer are slow growing and treatable. No need to panic...But definitely get it treated correctly. ...Read more

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Have goiter with 6 micronodules. US say nodules not suspicious. A-TPO 1,309 A-TG 117. TSH, FT3/4 normal. Goiter size fluctuates. Could this be cancer?

Have goiter with 6 micronodules. US say nodules not suspicious. A-TPO 1,309 A-TG 117. TSH, FT3/4 normal. Goiter size fluctuates. Could this be cancer?

Not likely: Multinodular lesions/goiter are not uncommon. It would be prudent to follow your doctor's advise for continuing care to watch out for any changes. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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U/s confirmed thyroid nodules requires bx. More than a few&a couple over 1.5cm. Thyroid disease is that addison's?Highwbc, plate?On chance its cancer

Thyroid nodules are: Common. Many people get thyroid nodules and people tend to get more as they get older. The majority (90-95%) are not cancer. Addison's is a problem with adrenal insufficiency and low cortisol levels and unrelated to thyroid nodules. ...Read more

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U/s confirmed many nodules.Bx schedules, high platelets, wbc, pot. &anemic.Chronic fever.Low acth 3. Checking addison's, cancer, hashimotos. Any thoughts?

Expert specialist: Care is needed and it appears you are in the loop. It sounds as if you have multiple nodules in the thyroid, and concerns about thyroid disease. Biopsy will help with the question of cancer, but follow up with an endocrinologist is essential. ...Read more

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What are some good breast cancer awareness songs?

What are some good breast cancer awareness songs?

Breast cancer : The singer/songwriter jewel wrote a song for breast reconstruction awareness this past year called "flower"! ...Read more

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Thyroid nodule of the right lobe. Fna indicated follicular lesion-also hypothyroid, family history of malignant thyroid nodules. Options?

Thyroid nodule of the right lobe. Fna indicated follicular lesion-also hypothyroid, family history of malignant thyroid nodules. Options?

Surgery or...: A repeat biopsy combined with an afirma assay test may give you somewhat better guidance, but with your history and risk factors, surgery may be the best option. By the way, why are you taking generic T4 an Armour Thyroid together? There is no way to monitor the dosage properly as the lab tests will be unreliable. Brand name T4 is better, safer and more reliable. ...Read more

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35 years, childless, hypothyroidism, 50 mcg Thyronorm daily. Read long term use of thyroid HRT can increase risk of breast cancer. Is this true?

35 years, childless, hypothyroidism, 50 mcg Thyronorm daily. Read long term use of thyroid HRT can increase risk of breast cancer. Is this true?

No: this medication is a synthetic Thyroid hormone which you need to survive. The levels should be monitored and adjusted by a doctor. It should not increase your Breast cancer risk. The replacement hormones people use for hot flushes (estrogen/progesterone) during and after menopause do cause increased risk. ...Read more

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M w/ hypothyroidism (2 yrs). US identified dominant homogeneous solid thyroid nodule >1 CM . No mention of hyper or hypoechoic. Are cancer risk high?

M w/ hypothyroidism (2 yrs). US identified dominant homogeneous solid thyroid nodule >1 CM . No mention of hyper or hypoechoic. Are cancer risk high?

Not necessarily: Incidence of malignancy is 4% when a solid thyroid nodule is hyperechoic. If the lesion is hypoechoic, the incidence of malignancy rises to 26% although using this as criteria to determine likelihood of malignancy isn't very accurate. In general, thyroid cancer is an uncommon malignancy which constitutes about 0.5% of all malignancies. Follow up with your doctor is recommended for additional tests ...Read more

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Thyroid from 4cm to 7.1cm. Uptake 20.5%/34%. Fnb significant # multinucleated giant cells with positive pet scan prior to surgery 4 breast ca surgery?

Goiter: A goiter, size increased from 4 cm to 7.1 cm? Suspicious needle biopsy and positive pet scan? Possible breast cancer? You need consult with surgery and endocrinology. More information is needed, but likely you will benefit from thyroid surgery. The pathology exam will make diagnosis, and cancer is a concern. This is complicated, so take a friend with you for your consult. ...Read more

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Can metastatic papillary thyroid cancer spread to the parathyroid? Is this rare? Can recurrent pap thyroid cancer show up on parathyroid?

Can metastatic papillary thyroid cancer spread to the parathyroid? Is this rare? Can recurrent pap thyroid cancer show up on parathyroid?

parathyroid: Presumably you have had surgery followed by radioactive iodine. This could damage the parathyroid and cause hypoparathyroidism, although this usually does not happen. Thyroid cancer spreads locally (within the neck), and that could damage the parathyroids more, but again, this does not usually happen. Check this out with your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Is thyroid cancer genetic?

Is thyroid cancer genetic?

Perhaps: Known genetic mutations are seen in thyroid cancers: braf in papillary; kras in follicular; ret gene (usually point mutation) involving 10q11.2 in medullary carcinoma; p53 in undifferentiated carcinoma. However, "inherited" types of thyroid carcinoma are much less common - although medullary carcinoma is the most common type. ...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. Linda Callaghan
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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