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Thyroid Cancer Show In Cbc
Could you tell me if someone has thyroid cancer wouldn't the CBC blood test show that something was abnormal?
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
Ultrasound shows 7 nodules; blood work is normal. history of thyroid cancer in family. Dr. Says wait a year and recheck. Good advice? Get 2nd opinion?
Thyroid cancer: Hello. Unfortunately cancer of the thyroid will not show up on an ultrasound. A nodule or a growth in the thyroid can be seen and identified. A tissue or needle biopsy is needed to examine the cells for cancer. An excisional biopsy if needed will provide the pathologist the entire gland which then will be examined and a diagnosis rendered. ...Read more
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
Metastasis: Hi. One of the cardinal characteristics of cancer is the ability of cancer cells to leave the site of origin and spread elsewhere in the body (metastasize). While fairly uncommon, differentiated thyroid cancer (papillary and follicular) can metastasize to bone (local spread in neck followed by lungs are most common sites of metastasis). Had you been previously diagnosed with thyroid cancer? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thyroid cancer on left - new ultrasound showed 9x3mm zone v & 10x3mm zone II both right side. No obvious lymph nodes on left. Adenopathy right side?
Ask your doctor: It is normal to have lymph nodes in all areas of your neck, so this in itself is not suspicious. The lymph nodes you listed are also within a normal expected size range. You should ask your doctor if there is anything else about these nodes that appears suspicious. There are several kinds of thyroid cancer, so it would also be a good idea to ask your doctor what additional tests can be done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is thyroiditis (based on u/s that showed borderline thyroid enlargement /goiter) related to thyroid cancer? If no nodes were seen? Have globus symptom
Globus: You started with a globus sensation which may be due to an anxiety disorder. You had a thyroid U/S done which sounds to be NORMAL. thyroiditis is not diagnosed on ultrasound, its based on hormone levels. You have no goiter or nodules. You have a normal exam. You need to address the globus. You can get an ENT exam with laryngopharyngoscopy and talk to your doctor about treating anxiety or OCD. ...Read more
My blood test showed an elevated level of tg antibodies. Does that mean I have cancerous cells running around? Had papillary thyroid cancer a year ago
Not necessarily.: Having elevated tg antibodies primarily means that the more important tg test itself will be falsely lower than its true value. (no conversion formula exists.) if your tg antibodies are only 20 or so, with an undetectable tg level, it is hard to know what that means. If your tg antibodies are much higher, then concern for the presence of thyroid cancer would increase. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had thyroid cancer 2 years ago. Just had ultrasound which showed 7mm node. Is it possible if it is cancer a cancer other than thyroid ? Like throat?
Sono showed dominant nodule is a heterogeneous nodule. Evidence of hypoechoic on left and right lobes. Multinodular goiter with all nodules over 1cm. Can this be thyroid cancer.
No: Cancer of the thyroid is rarely ever seen in a moltinodular goiter The malignant lesion starts as a solitary adenoma that is cold on scan. If such a lesion noted, even if benign there is a 30% conversion to carcinoma. It is recommended that all cold solitary nodules be removed and pathology defined at the time of removal, not by needle bx. Goitres that are multinodular are never biopsied. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Share on twitter bookmark & share printer-friendly version a complete blood count (CBC) test measures the following: •the number of red blood cells (rbc count) •the number of white blood cells (wbc count) •the total amount of hemoglobin in the blood •the fraction of the blood composed of ...Read more
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