Top
20
Doctor insights on: What Are Possible Side Effects Of Treatments For Thyroid Cancer

Share
1

1
What are possible side effects of treatments for thyroid cancer?

What are possible side effects of treatments for thyroid cancer?

Surgery or I 131: Thyroid cancer is usually treated with surgery then radioactive iodine. Complications of surgery are uncommon but include risks of infection, bleeding, hoarseness, and low calcium . Complications from iodine therapy are also rare and include dry mouth, aches and pains, and others. All these problems are relatively uncommon: discuss with your md's. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Barry Rosen
4,351 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
What are the possible side effects of treatments for vaginal cancer?

What are the possible side effects of treatments for vaginal cancer?

Various...: If you have to undergo chemotherapy +/- radiation therapy, there are various effects from these treatments. Chemotherapy side effects are various and common. There could be some scarring or scar tissue of the bladder/rectum/etc from radiation. From the surgery to remove vaginal cancer, the side effects could include bleeding, infection, also scarring, etc. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
What are the possible side effects of treatments for retinoblastoma?

What are the possible side effects of treatments for retinoblastoma?

Retinoblastoma: There are many treatment options for retinoblastoma. The treatment depends on the nature of the tumor and whether or not it has spread beyond the eye. For a good overview of treatment options and side effects, follow this link to the national eye institute: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/retinoblastoma/patient/page5. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
What are the possible side effects of treatments for voice disorders?

What are the possible side effects of treatments for voice disorders?

Depends on cause: Side effects of treatments for voice disorders depends on the cause of the voice problem. If there is not cyst, nodule or other mass, nerve of brain dysfunction causing the voice disorder, it is treated with speech therapy. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
What are possible side effects for treatments of salivary gland disorders?

What are possible side effects for treatments of salivary gland disorders?

It depends: Salivary gland disorders range from viral and bacterial infections, benign and malignant tumors, obstruction, and autoimmune related inflammation. Treatments depend on the cause of the disorder and side effects depend on the medical or surgical management needed to improve or resolve the condition. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
What are the side effects of treatment for liver cancer?

What are the side effects of treatment for liver cancer?

Depends on Treatment: The side effects depend on the type of treatment, the medications used, the patient, diet, etc. It is best to discuss this with your treating doctor on what to expect and how to deal with it. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
What are the side effects of treatments for stomach cancer?

What are the side effects of treatments for stomach cancer?

Multiple: There are many types of treatment, ranging from surgery to chemotherapy to radiation. In general, some of the most common side effects include nausea, vomiting, weight loss, poor energy level, sensation of early filling, and loss of appetite. Specific chemotherapy drugs might cause skin sensitivity, mouth sores, and numbness/tingling of the fingers/toes. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
What are the side effects of treatment for uterine cancer?

What are the side effects of treatment for uterine cancer?

Bleeding, pain, etc: Treatment may cause many of the same issues as the diaease but they will go away. Surgery is usually required and soreness associated with healing can occur. Additionally removal of ovaries may b done and cause hormonal changes. Often pts need radiation and possibly chemotherapy. Radiation can cause temporary irritation in your bladder or rectum. These side effects should pass after few months. ...Read more

9

9
What are the side effects of treatment for vulvar cancer?

What are the side effects of treatment for vulvar cancer?

A sore bottom: Local irritation and skin breakdown in the area under treatment is usually the most uncomfortable side effect, there can also be some bladder and rectal irritation. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
What are the side effects of thyroid medications for hypothyroidism?

What are the side effects of thyroid medications for hypothyroidism?

Medications: First of all you are taking a lot of medicines. Do you really need all of them. Please check with your doctor. Hypothyroidism can only be controlled if enough thyroid medicine is prescribed. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

11

11
What are side effects of radiation therapy for ovarian cancer?

What are side effects of radiation therapy for ovarian cancer?

See below: Radiation therapy is not commonly used in the initial management of ovarian cancer; the role of radiation therapy is typically limited to palliation of symptoms if the cancer has spread somewhere else and is causing pain or other localized problems. In this case, the side effects depend heavily on the organ being treated but typically are very manageable. ...Read more

12

12
What are the side effects of treatment for hodgkin's disease?

What are the side effects of treatment for hodgkin's disease?

Treatment: Surgery is the most serious treatment, and has many possible side effects, but removes the bulk of the tumor. Radiation therapy can be used to help reduce the tumor size or treat the area of the tumor, and can cause skin irritation and some scarring. Chemotherapy can be used to treat the tumor or treat the spread of the tumor, and can have some uncomfortable side effects, nausea, weakness, other. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
Could you tell me what are all the side effects of radiation treatments for cancer patients?

Fibrosis and scar: The field where RT given associated with scarring and fibrosis. If in an area of treatment near nerves or major vessels, thickening of tissue or lymphedema can occur. Bowel or bladder can have associated symptoms therefore IMRT used. Effects can further be reduced by using gamma or cyberknife treatment offering better control to site of treatment. ...Read more

14

14
What are the benefits and side effects of cancer treatment?

What are the benefits and side effects of cancer treatment?

Impossible to answer: There a different treatments for cancer that involve surgery, radiation, drugs, biologicals, etc. Each one has its own pros and cons and it is not possible to list them all here. If you or a loved one has to go through cancer therapy, make sure the benefits and side effects of that specific therapy are discussed by the oncologist. The patient should always have the final word. ...Read more

15

15
What are the possible side effects of Xeloda (capecitabine) for cancer?

What are the possible side effects of Xeloda (capecitabine) for cancer?

Multiple: Depressed blood counts, diarrhea, esophagitis, hepatic failure, irritation of your palms & soles, fatigue, mouth ulcers, numbness, lack of appetite, and swelling are some of the more common side effects. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
How is testicular cancer treated? What are the side effects of treatment?

How is testicular cancer treated? What are the side effects of treatment?

Surgery first: Initial treatment invovles testicular removal. Thereafter, depending on the stage & type of cancer, patients may need chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy. Even advacned cancers can be very successfully treated. Side effects are typically that seen with radiotherapy and chemotherapy but are of limited duration with good recovery. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
What are the side effects of throat cancer treatments?

What are the side effects of throat cancer treatments?

Many: Radiation will cause a sunburn type reaction on the skin. It will cause a mucositis or inflamed linings of the throat. There can be change in taste, dry mouth and tooth decay. All this can lead to trouble swallowing and pain on swallowing. With chemotherapy all of these are amplified. Many medicines and rinses are available to help these symptoms. Good news is most symptoms resolve. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
What are adverse effects of cancer treatments?

What are adverse effects of cancer treatments?

Multiple: Surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, the usual treatments have their peculiar side effects. A general list could include, damage to normal tissues, low blood counts due to bone marrow suppression, loss of hair, weakness, nerve damage, increased risk of second cancer, mucositis and ulcers, cardiac damage, sterility, disfigurement, tissue fibrosis, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, skin atrophy, etc. ...Read more

19

19
What are the side effects of chemotherapy for lung cancer?

Talk to your doctor: There are specific side effects for each medication. Different regimens are used, your doctor can talk to you in detail about the planned treatment and the potential side effects. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
What are potential side effects of treatments for ear infections?

What are potential side effects of treatments for ear infections?

Various: There are many possible side effects for the many various treatments for ear infections. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Quang Nguyen
331 doctors shared insights

Thyroid Cancer (Definition)

Cancer that presents in the thyroid gland. It usually presents as a painless thyroid nodule. Most thyroid cancers have ...Read more


Dr. Milroy Samuel
13 doctors shared insights

Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more