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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?

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

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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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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

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How can you tell the difference between lymph nodes and thyroid cancer since both are hypoechoic?

How can you tell the difference between lymph nodes and thyroid cancer since both are hypoechoic?

Biopsy: Well, the thyroid gland and lymphnodes are quite different and are located anatomically different as well. Some nearby nodes may be difficult to tell on ultrasound, but a biopsy sure can! good luck. ...Read more

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Is prognosis good in those under 45yo with 2.2cm tumor, papillary thyroid cancer, no lymph node involvement or current evidence of spread?

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

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Had thyroid cancer 2 years ago. They took out my thyroid and 14 lymph nodes and 1 parathyroid. Should i be worried about x rays?

Not necessarily: I think you are referring to radiation and the risk of thyroid cancer. You thyroid is gone so no risk to that but radiation in general can be harmful to other organs so only have radiology if necessary. ...Read more

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Jugular lymph node enlargement up to 2.6cm, post TT/thyroid cancer 2012, RAI scan clear, thyroid bed clear, not sick, what's the cause?

Enlarged neck node: A large neck node with a prior history of thyroid cancer is worrisome. See an ENT doctor and start with a fine needle aspiration of the enlarged node is my recommendation. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w pallilary thyroid cancer, braf v600e mutation detected. Shouldn't lymph nodes be checked before TT?

Diagnosed w pallilary thyroid cancer, braf v600e mutation detected. Shouldn't lymph nodes be checked before TT?

No: Once the diagnosis of Ca made the way the neck is to be handled is based on findings along the veins where the nodes are defined. The major approach is strictly to define the recurrent laryngeal nerve bilaterally and depending on the size and position of the tumor, total throid decided upon. Wlith nerves seen coming out of mediastinum dissection becomes simple and only clinical nodes removed. ...Read more

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I have a hard, fixed lymph node in my groin with history of papillary thyroid cancer. Any reason for concern?

I have a hard, fixed lymph node in my groin with history of papillary thyroid cancer. Any reason for concern?

Should Get Checked: If this lymph node has been present for any length of time, say well over 3 wks and has been growing steadily with no signs of any infection in groin / genital area then definitely should be checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Thyroid Cancer (Definition)

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


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more