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Thyroid Cancer Medication
I had papillary thyroid cancer I'm on medication, however I just don't feel myself. I stay swollen and have headaches.
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
I had my thyroid removed due to thyroid cancer. Can't seem to get meds regulated. Current dr. Is questioning if my body is absorbing my medication?
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
Have no thyroid - can I produce more of my metabolism without more medications had thyroid cancer that went into the lymphs. Entire thyroid removed plus some lymph nodes. Taking levoxyl 112 mcg as a replacement. Can my body ever produce more of a metabo
Is there another medication that can benefit me, other than Synthroid, that can help my fatigue, brain fog, etc.? I also had Thyroid Cancer two years ago and have it again... My last US showed some small cysts that may be calcified(?), are my chances of M
Possibly: Hypothyroidism if present is best treated with synthetic T4 levothyroxine Synthroid There is variability in absorption and distribution of generic T4 vs. brand names Also variability in generic formulations of pure T3 Cytomel, (liothyronine) T4/T3 therapy may have some advantages over T4 alone. If disease ? in neck excision,needed because cure rate at your age very high even in metastatic disease ...Read more
Invega (paliperidone): Nope.Get a more detailed answer ›
I was very over stimulated on IVF drugs, and oestrogen through the roof. Could this have caused my thyroid cancer? Lump appeared after ivf.
Often curable cancer: The thyroid gland is in the lower neck and makes essential hormones. Cancers of the thyroid gland are of multiple types; the most common is of the pappliary subtype. Often surgery is the first step of treatment followed by treatment with trace amounts of radioactive iodine which destroys any remaining cancer. In most cases survival and cure rates are very good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
FNA or surgery: The best way to diagnose thyroid cancer is in surgery. The surgical specimen give you the most tissue to look at. It can also give you a "gross" view of whether the nodule had spread through the thyroid capsule (an indication of cancer). That being said, most patients don't jump to surgery right away. In that case, an ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration is often perform to eval cancer. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Yes, but: Yes but the overwhelming majority of thyroid cancers (are papillary thyroid cancer) which has very good 20 year survival rate and are not really life threatening if they are treated appropriately (even if they spread to the lymh nodes). These patients often die from other causes. There are4 types of thyroid cancer fortunately the most aggressive and life threatening type is also the least common. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable: Early cancer may be asymptomatic. Common symptoms include, mass in the neck over the trachea, lateral mass due to metastases in the lymph nodes of the neck. Metastases to other organs, e.g., lung and bone may be the first symptoms. If the cancer produces hormone, anxiety, nervousness, high pulse rate, heat intolerance, weight loss etc due to hyperthyroid state may be the presenting feature. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Generally 4 types: There are 4 types of thyroid cancer. 1)papillary (most common), 2)follicular and hurthle cells, 3)medullary and 4)anaplastic (least common and most aggressive). Lymphoma and metastatic disease from other cancer (renal cell, melanoma) can also go to the thyroid. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
No.: Sweet 'n' low, which is made from saccharin, has never been shown to cause thyroid cancer, in man or in animals. There was some concern in the past that it can cause another type of cancer at very high doses in animal studies, but this was apparently disproven in primates and in fact saccharin has been removed as a potential carcinogen in several government lists. ...Read more
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