Can cell phone radiation cause thyroid cancer?

No. There has not been any proof of electromagnetic waves given off of cell phones cause any type of cancer. The cancer most debated is brain cancer and no statistical cause is yet identified.
No. Most likely not. The penetration of cell phone radiation is very limited and no meaningful dose delivered to thyroid unless phone is held for a very prolonged amount of time over the thyroid.

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Can exposure to radiation from laser hair removal of chin be a cause of thyroid cancer?

unlikely. Thyroid cancers are not rare. All lasers used on people have to be approved by the fda to be safe in regards to radiation exposure. Read more...
Doubtful. Cancer caused by radiation is a result of time and dose. Dose delivered by laser hair removal is probably small to cause thyroid cancer even over time. But, anything can happen. Be reasonable and sensible. Thanks. Read more...

131 radiation for thyroid cancer caused problems in my parotid gland. Fna reveals cyst AND tumor of partoid gland. What should I do. Remove or watch?

Discuss with Dr. We can't really advise about that since we are not fully familiar with all the details of your case. You should discuss your options with your doctor. It would be reasonable to get a second opinion, too. . Read more...
Benign tumor? Hi. I'm sorry about the parotid gland; usually the lemon drops during the therapy period prevent that. I am assuming it's not a malignant tumor, or your doc would have already told you it needs to come out (I've never seen sialadenitis from 131-I cause cancer). Confer with the ENT surgeon you're seeing about risks vs. benefits of removal. Good luck! Read more...

Can there be any way to reduce side effects of external radiation for thyroid cancer?

Usually EBRT. Is used after i-131 has not worked completely, and the effects are due to attempt to treat nodal structures in close proximity to oral and swallowing structures. As with other head and neck cancers, pain medicines, a gastric tube to feed, and occasionally Amifostine is employed (i never use it, more toxic than beneficial), but discuss your concern with the radiation oncologist. Read more...

I have to be isolated after radiation treatment of thyroid cancer? What do I do?

Just chill. I think this is mostly done out of fear of tort liability. Folks are scared of radiation - and rightly so, but I don't think you're really a danger to anyone. Congratulations on having your disease diagnosed and effectively treated. Best wishes for a happy and cancer-free future. Read more...

How safe is external-beam radiation treatment for thyroid cancer?

Not common treatment. External beam radiation is seldom used for thyroid cancer. Usual treatment is surgery, radioactive iodine, and supressive doses of synthroid (thyroxine). However, ext beam rt can be used when there is extensive disease, unresectable disease, or for additional targeting of local tumor; maybe bone metastases. There are side effects, but usually there is advanced disease, and the treatment is needed. Read more...
Unusual. In most cases, external beam should be considered only if i-131 and surgery have failed. Targeting a single brain or bone lesion with external beam can be done, usually with limited side effects, but the goal is usually not for cure in those cases. Depending on the specifics, some thought should be given to a tyrosine kinase inhibitor as a third-line treatment. Read more...
Very much so. Indications for external beam radiation for thyroid cancer are if there was a positive margin after resection, lymph nodes involved at time of resection, or progression in spite of other treatments. Usually it will involve the supraclav node region and possibly the thyroid bed. This can cause temporary irritation of the throat or nerves controlling your arm. Skin irritation can occur as well. Read more...

What to do if I have external-beam radiation treatment for thyroid cancer?

Follow. The treatment for a primary thyroid malignancy is surgical resection. Radiation is employed if after a lymph node resection there is a question of any residual cancer cells. RAI is employed if there is residual thyroid tissue or remnant of thyroid Ca where the iodine localizes in remaining tissue. External beam is used for cells left behind in neck. Follow up exam and scans needed. Read more...

Could you tell me why was thyroid cancer prevalant among the population that was exposed to radiation from the chernobyl disaster?

Radioactive iodine. A low level of radioactive iodine was released during the chernobyl meltdown. Both normal and radioactive iodine collect in the thyroid. Particularly for children in that area at that time, there has been a small but significant increase in the development of thyroid cancer. Interestingly, after thyroid surgery, the most common therapy to cure thyroid cancer is a strong dose of radioactive iodine. Read more...
"Hot" iodine. Radioactive iodine was released from the nuclear reaction at Chernobyl. This was taken up by folks' thyroid glands and has caused a fair number of cancers but very few of these have proved fatal. They're quite low-grade. "Green" agitprop claimed Chernobyl would cause / has caused huge numbers of deaths but mainstream science has found the impact on overall mortality to be very small. Read more...
Radioactive iodine. Chernobyl released high levels of radioactive iodine, which contaminated the pastures of grazing cows and>> into the milk supply. Iodine insufficiency was prevalent in the local population. The thyroid gland avidly takes up iodine which is needed to make thyroid hormone(thyroxin), even more so if it's iodine deficient. As of 2006 5,000 children had developed thyroid cancer according to the WHO. Read more...