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Thyroid Cancer Spread To Liver
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
Thyroid cancer: The most common types of thyroid cancer are treated with surgery and a dose of radio-iodine after the surgery (depending on certain features of the cancer). Radiation can be used in certain instances, but is not curative. Your grandfather's thyroid surgeon can help you with this question. ...Read more
Can papillary or follicular thyroid cancer spread quickly? Or is the only fast spreading thyroid cancer anaplastic?
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Papillary and follicular thyroid cancers are referred to as differentiated thyroid cancer, which means that the cancer cells look and act in some respects like normal thyroid cells.
Papillary and follicular thyroid cancers account for more than 90% of all thyroid cancers. They tend to grow very slowly. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
See a doctor: You have to see your doctor and follow all recommendations from your doctor. ...Read more
Will chemotherapy help at all with 8.7cm thyroid cancer with mestatic neck disease and spread to nearby lymph nodes?
Thyroid treatment: First line against thyroid cancer is surgery. You need to get all detectable disease out of the neck (the primary tumor and nodal metastases). Radioactive iodine is used to eradicate remaining thyroid and thyroid cancer cells. This can also help with distant mets in lungs/bone/etc. This can be repeated. External beam radiation ; chemo are reserved for cancer that has become dangerous. ...Read more
How do I like she confirm thyroid cancer cancer not spread (staging info) before surgery? Http://www. Bbc. Co.Uk/news/world-latin-america-16342
Staging: Staging typically involves the use of imaging and surgery. We use the tools of physical exam, ct scans, mri's, bone scans, and now pet scans to determine if a cancer has spread beyond the originating organ. During surgery, lymph nodes are often dissected out and put under a microscope to see if tumor cells have moved into them, a sign that a cancer has metastasized. ...Read more
Had tt a year and 3 months ago for metastatic papillary thyroid cancer. I haven't had rai. On the average did the cancer spread to other organs?
Thyroid: Papillary metastasizes outside the neck only about 10-15% of patients while local lymph nodes nay occur in up to 50% of patients. You should get rai if you are otherwise healthy. ...Read more
How fast does papillary thyroid cancer spread. Can I give myself 3 months for complete checks. Fna and molecular marker tests by www. Veracyte. Com?
Not fast: By far most common thyroid cancer. Highly curable, with very good likelihood that you will live normal lfe span. Must be treated by medical oncologist and/or endocrinologist; am not either one, so can't supply details about the testing you are talking about. Let your physician guide the frequency of follow up. ...Read more
What is the prognosis for papillary thyroid cancer that spread to the lungs? I read it is normally not more than 5 years survival rate? Is that true?
Variable: The rate of survival in patients with papillary thyroid cancer with distant metastases is variable. Considering patients with small lung metastases but no other spread outside of the neck, the 10-year survival rate is roughly 30 to 50 percent. Higher survival rates have been reported in patients whose pulmonary mets were detected only by radioiodine imaging. Being over 80 hurts your prognosis. ...Read more
Usually none: Thyroid cancers can spread to lymph nodes in the neck, lungs, or bones. It can spread to other areas but it's rare for it to spread to the kidneys. When it spreads to the lungs, it does not usually cause symptoms until late in the course of the disease. If you have concerns, please talk to your thyroid surgeon or endocrinologist. ...Read more
Is prognosis good in those under 45yo with 2.2cm tumor, papillary thyroid cancer, no lymph node involvement or current evidence of spread?
Excellent: Very good prognosis have all good favorable indicators young age, localized smaller size of tumor, with no spread, equally good type is papillary tumor, consider this as good news, go for follow up regularly with out missing your appointment. ...Read more
No rai after 2 years of tt for pap thyroid cancer that spread to nearby lymph nodes, though I was asked to have rai. Did the cancer spread to othr parts?
Thyroid cancer: From your "clinical findings", I see you've had a neg ultrasound and neg thyroglob. You should be on levothyroxine with a low tsh. All this is good, but there still could be small foci of cancer, although at age 81 such cancer may not impact you. Rai is best way to clean it all up. Follow the advice of your endocrinologist. ...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
Papillary thyroid cancer right next to carotid artery. .. Could the cancer have spread to carotid? Does this location warrant any special concerns?
I have had appendix cancer that spread & thyroid cancer. My dad had pancreatic cancer. I am curious about men1/2 & endocrine cancers. I'm only 37...?
Can throat cancer not thyroid cancer spread to thyroid bed? I had thyroid cancer 2 years ago and a follow up ultrasound found 7mm nodule on thy bed.
My sister in law has thyroid cancer which has spread to her bones and spine also she has cervical cancer and uterine cancer we want to know the rough time scale we have left for her?
No way to tell: If she's relatively young, the possibility of li-fraumeni affecting the family is a concern. But there is no way, even if I had much more information, that I could tell you how much longer your loved one has with you -- even chief justice rehnquist survived a few years longer than he was supposed to. Cherish every day you have with her. ...Read more
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
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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