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Mom has just been told she has primary carcinoma thyroid cancer. Surgery?

Mom has just been told she has primary carcinoma thyroid cancer. Surgery?

Yes: The treatment is to remove the thyroid cancer by removing the thyroid gland and to evaluate and resect the lymph nodes adjacent to the thyroid by a head and neck surgeon specialized in head and neck cancer. Sometimes, other treatment will be needed following the surgery. That will depend on the pathology and the stage of the cancer. Discuss in detail with your doctor. ...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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Anaplastic thyroid cancer, surgery made but before treatment he got pneumonia lung? What is the case now? Should start treatment or its the end?

Anaplastic thyroid cancer, surgery made but before treatment he got pneumonia lung? What is the case now? Should start treatment or its the end?

Autonomy rules: Surgery is almost never curative but can help locally. There have been some responses by anaplastic cancer of the thyroid to chemotherapy that may give a year or two of good-quality life. If the patient feels strong enough and wants to try it, then it's his choice. If not, it is always possible to make a person with incurable cancer comfortable. ...Read more

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I just had thyroid cancer surgery and i need a antiflamorty for my ear cause i grind my teeth and my ear hurts. When can I take this for my ear?

I just had thyroid cancer surgery and i need a antiflamorty for my ear cause i grind my teeth and my ear hurts. When can I take this for my ear?

Ear pain: Pain in or near your ear which is caused by grinding your teeth (bruxism) will not be helped by taking anti- inflammatory medication. Talk to your surgeon and/or an ENT specialist to see if the pain in related to your surgery or possibly an ear infection. If medical causes are ruled out, see your dentist to treat your bruxism. ...Read more

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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

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Past thyroid cancer, now years later I have abnormal blood calcium, what to do?

Past thyroid cancer, now years later I have abnormal blood calcium, what to do?

Parathyroids: Presumably, your thyroid cancer treatment involved surgery and radioactive iodine. Usually, this preserves the parathyoid glands, but sometimes they can get damaged. Parathyroids make PTH which maintains blood Ca. If PTH is low, your blood Ca will fall, and cause a number of symptoms. For starters, get an ionized Ca and PTH. See your Endocrinologist. ...Read more

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I had thyroid cancer in the past. Now years later I have abnormal blood calcium. Could these be related?

I had thyroid cancer in the past. Now years later I have abnormal blood calcium. Could these be related?

Some relationship: Calcium metabolism is controlled vial the parathyroid glands. There are 4 such glands, 2 on top of the thyroid and 2 at the lower pole. When a total thyroidectomy is performed for Ca some of the glands may be injured and the Ca++ levels drop. If the remaining glands grow post op they produce excess hormone then the level of serum Ca++ becomes elevated. ...Read more

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A friend of me got the diagnosis of thyroid cancer yesterday. He is scheduled for surgery on monday. Wondering about the statistics and prospects?

A friend of me got the diagnosis of thyroid cancer yesterday. He is scheduled for surgery on monday. Wondering about the statistics and prospects?

Most thyroid: Cancers respond well to surgery and other modalities with an excellent chance of long term survival. Others, unfortunately, have a much worse prognosis. It depends upon what they find at surgery. Check the american thyroid assoc. Website for more info. ...Read more

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Who are the doctors/institutions that perform surgery for thyroid cancer with hidden scars?

Who are the doctors/institutions that perform surgery for thyroid cancer with hidden scars?

Da Vinci Robot: The procedure you are referring to is performed via small incisions in the armpit utilizing the da vinci robot (intuitive surgical). There are numerous hospitals across the country that offer this. If you try an internet search in your area, I am sure you can find a nearby surgeon. ...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


Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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