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.
No. The treatment is surgery. There are no known treatments using supplements or diet and delay can increase risk of cancer spread. The best treatment is thyroidectomy by a high volume expert surgeon. Steve jobs of apple tried unproven therapies when he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer instead of having surgery before his cancer spread.

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Can you please tell me about an alternative medicine for thyroid cancer?

Tell us about Stage. Thyroid Cancer is very successfully treated with surgery. Medicines are rarely used for treating Thyroid Cancer. You need to tell us about the stage of your cancer and what treatment/s have you already used. Alternative medicines is a very broad term often used by folks who refuse to take standard/established, useful treatments. This can be a big mistake and is often a gamble, to be avoided. Read more...

What can I eat after I finished the Low-iodine-diet? I had papillary thyroid cancer. Do I have to avoid anything or eat like a normal person? Thanks!

Why? Were you on a low iodine diet for a test? Did you get a partial or total thyroidectomy? Ordinarily you should be able to eat anything. You would need to take any thyroid replacement pills they give you everyday. You would need your TSH level and Thyroglobulin screened periodically. Hopefully, given how young you are, you have an endocrinologist who has also screened for MEN. . Read more...

How is anaplastic thyroid cancer ruled out? In particular distinguished from suspected papillary carcinoma? Is it possible confusion between the two?

It is a lethal tumor. Papillary carcinoma of the thyroid presents as a solitary lesion that is cold on scan. During work up the lesion usually remains stable and rarely unless watched for a long time, free of nodal disease. Anaplastic carcinoma is virulent and if watched or even set up for biopsy rapidly invades the strap muscles of the neck and then quickly spreads into the neck to become unresectable. Read more...
Biopsy,, Fine needle aspiration biopsy is what's done in order to determine whether or not anaplastic thyroid cancer is present. This has sheets of uniform looking cells with no differentiation while papillary thyroid cancer has distinct appearing nuclei called "orphan annie nuclei" from their similar appearance. Thyroglobulin is a good tumor marker for papillary thyroid cancer which has a good prognosis. Read more...
By tissue biopsy. Anaplastic thyroid ca (poorly differentiated) usually presents with a rapid enlarging neck mass. Papillary thyroid ca (well differentiated) usually presents with single or multiple thyroid nodules. Through tissue biopsy such as fine needle aspiration, pathologist should be able to distinguish between anaplastic and papillary thyroid ca relatively easily through morphology and molecular staining. Read more...
Anaplastic thyroid. Anaplastic thyroid cancer is suspected because of a rapidly growing thyroid mass. Usually patients present and it is obvious. You start with an fna but may need to do an open biopsy as part of a planned thyroid surgery and get a frozen section result or stop and defer to permanent pathology. The primary differential of this us lymphoma of the thyroid. Read more...

What are the odds of having stage 2B invasive ductal carcinoma her2 positive breast cancer and papillary thyroid cancer at age 40?

Odds are low. But it is still possible to have both. Risk of having papillary thyroid before forty is about 13/100,000. Risk of having breast Ca is about 11/100,000. The overlap of the two independent events is slightly less than 1 in a million. Read more...

Hi I have thyroid cancer papilary carcinoma how much iodine I have to take everybday in this case? Thank

Occasionally. Radioactive Iodine may be used to ablate residual thyroid tissue, and functioning metastatic disease. In between treatments, thyroid activity is suppressed by taking thyroid hormone. Iodine is not taken on a daily basis. Read more...

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?

Yes not that simple. Incidence of thyroid cancers jumped 100% due to awareness and diagnostic techniques, the study is for localized papillary cancers only 99% of treated survived vs 97% in untreated group , translates to 2 deaths in 100 , no body wants to die. Unlike other cancers like breast , ovary etc don't have to rush for treatment the movement diagnosis is made. Read more...
Maybe. Depends on many factors. 1) patient age - as one ages papillary cancer becomes more aggressive, 2) size of tumor - < 1 cm tend to behave benignly, 3) what is watch and wait? My friend blake cady showed, when he was in boston, that there is no advantage to total thyroidectomy vs. Lobectomy for early thyroid ca (small, no extrathyroidal, young pt). Would not recommend no thyroid surgery at all. Read more...
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 more...
It depends. This is the newest thinking on the subject, however, it's hard to think of a cancer in your body and not doing something about it. There are plenty of good studies for the gold standards treatment protocols. It really depends on the physician who is taking care of you and how comfortable they feel with each approach. Read more...

Can the experts please talk about the next steps in papillary thyroid cancer reoccurance?

Surgery and/or I-131. Most cases of papillary thyroid cancer are treated with a combination of surgery and radioiodine (i-131) therapy. The exact treatment will depend upon a number of factors, including how the recurrence was detected, how extensive it is, etc. The best place to start is with a consultation with your endocrinologist and/or a nuclear medicine doctor. Read more...

Thyroglobulin was checked in april was. 6 I and a papillary thyroid cancer patient. When should I retest the tg?

Depends. Different people test at different times, and there is no one right answer. Having had a thyroidectomy, you should be good and a test every 6 months to a year should be good. You should have your thyroid monitored at least every 6 months if it is stable. I see you have had trouble with that in the past. Sometimes it is difficult to regulate in a person with a thyroidectomy. Read more...
Variable. Most patients get thyroglobulin checked every 12 months. Every 6 months if there is a worry. I think a trend of increasing levels would be more worrisome. You and your doctors may discuss getting a stimulated level as well as radioactive iodine scan by making you hypothyroid or some may feel getting these tests with thyrogen stimulation could be done. Read more...