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What are the types of thyroid cancer?

What are the types of thyroid cancer?

Generally 4 types: There are 4 types of thyroid cancer. 1)papillary (most common), 2)follicular and hurthle cells, 3)medullary and 4)anaplastic (least common and most aggressive). Lymphoma and metastatic disease from other cancer (renal cell, melanoma) can also go to the thyroid. ...Read more

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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


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Are all types of thyroid nodules/lumps cancerous?

Are all types of thyroid nodules/lumps cancerous?

Thyroid nodules: No, most thyroid nodules are not cancerous. A thyroid ultrasound is very sensitive at picking up tiny and often insignificant nodules. There are some features of thyroid nodules that make them more suspicious, such as large solitary "cold" ones, and other features. The best person to evaluate is an Endocrinologist who does his/her own U/S guided biopsies. ...Read more

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Are all types of thyroid nodules / lumps cancerous?

Are all types of thyroid nodules / lumps cancerous?

No: The majority of lumps in the thyroid when noted to be multiple on scan represent the condition "multinodular goiter" These are almost always benign. When a solitary lesion is present that is "cold" on isotope scan, this is suspicious for possible malignancy and should always be removed. Bx has a certain degree of error especially if a follicular lesion looking benign has invaded capsule. ...Read more

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Which type of thyroid test is suitable for me?

Which type of thyroid test is suitable for me?

TSH: The most sensitive test for determining thyroid levels is the TSH level. Low levels imply that the thyroid function is high, whereas high TSH implies that the thyroid function is low. The thyroid levels (t4, t3) should be measured if the TSH is abnormal. ...Read more

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What are the most common types of thyroid problems?

What are the most common types of thyroid problems?

Thyroid: Most common is goiter, enlarges or inflamed gland, usually caused by hashimotos disease, autoimmune thyroiditis. ...Read more

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How many types of thyroid cancer are there?

How many types of thyroid cancer are there?

3 categories: Thyroid cancer is divided into 3 categories:well-differentiated types which includes papillary, follicular and hurthle cell carcinoma subtypes, poorly differentiated types and anaplastic carcinoma. For more information you can go to my website at http://www. Cvsurgicalgroup. Com/services/thyroid-surgery/thyroid-cancer-surgery/. ...Read more

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What are the different types of thyroid cancer?

What are the different types of thyroid cancer?

4 types: Papillary, follicular, medullary, anaplastic
both papillary and follicular cancers are typically treated with complete removal of the lobe of the thyroid that harbors the cancer, in addition to the removal of most or all of the other side. Medullary cancer of the thyroid is significantly less common, but has a worse prognosis. Thyroid cancer anaplastic has a poor prognosis. ...Read more

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Help can you tell what type of thyroid lump I m having?

Help can you tell what type of thyroid lump I m having?

Thyroid Mass: This is nothing we guess at. Your physician is most likely going to order an ultrasound and very well may also order a biopsy of the mass to make sure the correct diagnosis is made. ...Read more

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I have been taking synthriod. What type of thyroid gland problem do I have?

I have been taking synthriod. What type of thyroid gland problem do I have?

You have Hypothyroid: You have hypoactive thyroid gland. It means your thyroid is not producing enough hormone and it is being replaced with synthroid (thyroxine) the thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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What happened when TSH level 6.68 and what type of thyroid do I have please explain me?

What happened when TSH level 6.68 and what type of thyroid do I have please explain me?

TSH 6.68: TSH levels vary from one lab to another. You are probably normal with TSH.
More important, when TSH is measured serum T4 and T3 (liothyronine) should also be measured. The three are linked to each other and surely the doctor must explain this to you.
If not satisfied find a better doctor. ...Read more

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I've had a papillary carcinoma, or a type of thyroid cancer does anyone know any diet or alternative medicine for this?

I've had a papillary carcinoma, or a type of thyroid cancer does anyone know any diet or alternative medicine for this?

Don't play around: You have thyroid cancer. Please use treatment techniques that have been proven and clinically tested (surgery, radioactive iodine remnant ablation, thyroid hormone replacement). There is no alternative medicine to treat thyroid cancer. ...Read more

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What type of thyroid disease would cause an individual to toggle between Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism symptoms?

What type of thyroid disease would cause an individual to toggle between Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism symptoms?

Breakdown of: Thyroid that releases thyroid hormone as the gland is being destroyed in the long term. This is called Graves disease.
http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/925147-overview#a5
a good source of information on this. ...Read more

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My mat grandma has hasimotos, she was told it's genetic, is it possible for me to have any type of thyroid cond like graves as a result?

My mat grandma has hasimotos, she was told it's genetic, is it possible for me to have any type of thyroid cond like graves as a result?

It could be!: Thyroid conditions are prevalent among first line blood family members!, either hypo or hyper thyroid conditions may develop to in mediate blood relatives of thyroid it's patients! When getting a physical by your doctor, mention to him the family history and keep an eye for fatigue, weight changes, lump in neck area, elevated cholesterol, palpitations, easy labs to do! Good luck, ...Read more

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My prolactin 441.4 FSH 3.20 LH 10.24 TSH 10.19 hb 134 what type of thyroid is this n what food n exercise I have to do is it curable im on medication?

My prolactin 441.4 FSH 3.20 LH 10.24 TSH 10.19 hb 134 what type of thyroid is this n what food n exercise I have to do is it curable im on medication?

Likely have: A prolactin secreting tumor of pituitary

essential you see endocrinologist, get MRI pituitart, check am cortisol blood test
then, once know cortisol can determine when it is safe to treat underactive thyoid condition due to the tumor

sometimes meds can control tumor, sometimes need surgery, but it is very rarely = cancer, so no worry there. ...Read more

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Would any type of thyroid disease (hypothyroid/hyperthyroid/any other kind of thyroid disease) effect an HIV antibody test?

Would any type of thyroid disease (hypothyroid/hyperthyroid/any other kind of thyroid disease) effect an HIV antibody test?

No: The most common cause of a false negative HIV antibody test is testing during the "window period" between the time of viral transmission and acute HIV seroconversion. False positive tests are rare and usually result from labeling errors. I am unaware of any bearing that thyroid disease may have on the accuracy of HIV antibody assays. ...Read more

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I was pregnant fr 7 week (now had miscarriage) nd I took a blood test. TSH 3rd gen level is 26.28. what type of thyroid is that. Am taking thyrox-100 thyroxine sodium tablets IP as suggested by doctor.

I was pregnant fr 7 week (now had miscarriage) nd I took a blood test. TSH 3rd gen level is 26.28. what type of thyroid is that. Am taking thyrox-100 thyroxine sodium tablets IP as suggested by doctor.

Se below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your TSH level suggests that an upward revision in your medication dose is warranted and you should discuss it with your doctor.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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Ekg: vent rate 56 bpm/pr interval 158 ms/qrs duration 80 ms/qt qtc 428-413 ms/prt 16 71. 80, Is this normal? I am type 2 diabetic/thyroid issues.

Ekg: vent rate 56 bpm/pr interval 158 ms/qrs duration 80 ms/qt qtc 428-413 ms/prt 16 71. 80, Is this normal? I am type 2 diabetic/thyroid issues.

Numbers: 1: Surely the doctor who ordered these studies has discussed it with you. If not please call and ask the doctor to explain EVERYTHING!

2: You are not a diabetic! You have diabetes and should work hard to get rid of it. Please see a diabetes educator.

3: Has your thyroid level been checked recently. If not please have it done soon. ...Read more

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Retested: tsh:11.5 (range 0.3-4.2) but normal free t4: 19 (ref12-22), vit d 11.3, triglyc 195 (nor 50-150, type 2 diabates, thyroid medication reqd?

Retested: tsh:11.5 (range 0.3-4.2) but normal free t4: 19 (ref12-22), vit d 11.3, triglyc 195 (nor 50-150, type 2 diabates, thyroid medication reqd?

Need thyroid med: Although your ft4 is normal, the repeatedly elevated TSH suggests that your thyroid is failing. Most docs would start you on levothyroxine, and retest to make sure you don't become hyperthyroid. But this may not affect your symptoms, diabetes, or tg. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for laperscopic hysterectomy for someone with type 1 diebetis and no thyroid?

What is the recovery time for laperscopic hysterectomy for someone with type 1 diebetis and no thyroid?

Depends on care: It depends on the type of care you receive for your ancillary medical issues. Is your diabetes under control? If not, it will take longer to heal with a higher risk of infections. Are your taking thyroid replacement meds? If not, the anesthesiologist may not put you to sleep. Finally, the number of cases and level of skill of your GYN surgeon matter. Higher numbers better results. ...Read more

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PCP recently diagnosis me with tachycardia, didn't specify which type. Echo, 24hr ekg, cbc, thyroid bw good, no drugs, anx meds no help. What could be cause?

PCP recently diagnosis me with tachycardia, didn't specify which type. Echo, 24hr ekg, cbc, thyroid bw good, no drugs, anx meds no help. What could be cause?

Relax: The underlying worry about your heart when thousands of dollars in testing has proven your heart is healthy. You are in your twenties. You are a female. You do not have heart disease. ...Read more

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Chronic constipation for years while on levothyroxine 50mcg. 25 y/o f. Type #1 on bristol. Thyroid blood work says it's controlled. Diet stinks. Past 2 weeks diarrhea, no appetite. Colon cancer?

Chronic constipation for years while on levothyroxine 50mcg. 25 y/o f. Type #1 on bristol. Thyroid blood work says it's controlled. Diet stinks. Past 2 weeks diarrhea, no appetite. Colon cancer?

Unlikely: There are many reasons for constipation and for diarrhea. Typically colon cancer presents with bloody stools or no symptoms. It's also unlikely in young people which is why colonoscopy screenings are recommended after age 50, unless you have significant risk factors like family history or other certain medical problems. If you have diarrhea for >2 weeks, you should seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Pain in the right side of neck from typing too much?

Pain in the right side of neck from typing too much?

Possibly: If you are able, take 5 minutes every hour to stop work and get up to move around, including your neck. ...Read more

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How can I reduce back, neck and wrist pain from computer, typing and desk work?

How can I reduce back, neck and wrist pain from computer, typing and desk work?

Stretch and Movement: Use good posture/ ergonomics when sitting at the desk performing work related activities. Regularly move your neck, shoulders, back and limbs through various positions as a quick range of motion exercise. Occasional stretches of the muscles in these areas will keep them from becoming too tense which can lead to pain. ...Read more

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My left arm aches and feels heavy with some light tingling. I type a lot. Could it be from typing or a bulging disc in my neck?

My left arm aches and feels heavy with some light tingling. I type a lot. Could it be from typing or a bulging disc in my neck?

? carpal tunnel syn: Yes, you could be right about the cause. You should also consider carpal tunnel syndrome as a possible cause.

A bulging disc symptom often causes weakness, pain, numbness and tingling. It should affect specific spots in your arm. Try to describe what part of the arm is affected. Leave out the typing and ask- I have tingling and pain in my arm in location X- what is the cause? ...Read more