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Treatment For Columnar Cell Papillary Thyroid Cancer
The dartmouth study on papillary thyroid cancer seemed to imply that a watch and wait approach may be appropriate vs.A tt or other treatment. Is it too risky?
Not recommended: Even though papillary thyroid cancer is non-aggressive, it can kill you. It's after all a cancer. Thyroid surgery is now safer, especially in the hand of an experienced surgeon. The risk is much less than leaving a cancer in for a watch and wait aproach. Worst thing to do is to wait 10 yrs until you are now older with more medical problems and now have to go for surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Any link btween ringing in ears after diagnosis and treatment of papillary thyroid cancer? Evaluated by ENT and all was normal. On Synthroid too..
What determines if i need rai treatment after thyroidectomy? I have two nodules which are pappilary thyroid cancer.
How do doctors know if thyroid cells(cancerous and non) take up the radioactive iodine after rai treatment for papillary thyroid cancer?
Can the i-123 whole body scan tell also if thyroid cells(cancerous & noncancerous) will uptake the i-131 during the rai treatment?(pap thyroid cancer)
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
What determines the dose of radioactive iodine that one receives for remnant ablation and treatment for papillary thyroid cancer? I received 100millic
Probability to recur: The dose of rai is typically based on the predicted probability of thyroid cancer recurrence. People with stage 1 or 2 disease are typically given lower dosages (30-100 mci). Stage 3 or 4 would receive higher (100-150). Recent studies are looking more at 30 mci to ablate most lower risk patients. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends entirely: upon the type of thyroid cancer and extent of previous treatment. Assuming that it is papillary cancer, the most common type, and that you already had surgery and radiation, the most common form of treatment, you need to be on thyroid replacement meds. You should also get an imaging study to make sure that all of the cancer has been removed. Talk to your doctor about proper follow up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Malignant tumor: Malignant tumor of thyroid gland. In usa, thyroid carcimoma comprises appr. 1% of all cancers and accoints for 0.2% of cancer deaths. Most of these cancers are of the papillary type. These common tumors tend to be biologically indolent and have excellent prognosis. Papillary carcinoma can occur at any age and rarely has been diagnosed as a congenital tumor. Treatmen-total or partial thyroidectomy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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