What does it mean when a woman has thyroid cancer?

Gland in neck cancer. A malignant growth in the gland in the front of the neck. Cancer can spread and the thyroid needs to be removed. Sometimes there is just one or multiple cancers in the whole gland. Lymph nodes and further spread needs to be evaluated and appropriate therapy given. Overall thyroid cancer has high cure rates.
Thyroid cancer. It means the woman has thyroid cancer. There are many types but the most common is papillary thyroid cancer. It's slow growing and can be easily treated. By this stage, you should already have a surgeon and an endocrinologis on the team. Treatment is to take out the thyroid +/- lymph nodes (surgery). Depending on how big and if it had spread, you might also need radioactive iodine.

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Can you please tell me the mean time someone lives with stage 4c thyroid cancer?

What type? Need to know what type of cancer, result of post ablation iodine scan and levels of thyroid tumor marker, your gender.Typical papillary and follicular cancers stage 4 will have a much better prognosis than hurthle cell, anaplastic, tall cell papillary, insular cell follicular cancers, etc. Read more...

What does 'with vascularity' mean pertaining to thyroid cancer?

It depends. If the study is referring to a thyroid nodule this can be somewhat more suspicious for thyroid cancer, but a biopsy always has to be done to see whether it is it not. If you already have thyroid cancer and have been treated and there is a lesion in the thyroid bed or elsewhere this is suspicious for recurrence, but once again frequently a biopsy is needed to confirm. Read more...

If I have thyroid nodules does that mean I have thyroid cancer?

No. Each thyroid nodule only has a apprx 5% chance of cancer. Most of the time, they are just growth and not cancerous. Read more...
Not necessarily. A thyroid nodule just means a mass or growth. >70% of nodules are benign, even higher if you have multiple nodules. This is also age dependent (the older you are the less likely they are to be benign). The most common cancer is papillary carcinoma, and it usually shows up as a single nodule. Read more...
Probably not. Most thyroid nodules are benign. The only way to know for sure is to have a biopsy done, which would be up to the physician following your thyroid situation, since not all nodules need to be biopsied. Read more...

My tg= 0.2 and tgab= 23 (slightly high) does it mean my tg reading are totally unreliable? (pap thyroid cancer)

Try not to worry . Papillary thyroid carcinoma is typically very slow growing and there is little risk. The risks are slightly higher as you age. This is hard to answer without knowing more data about your staging and other risk factors. Given the normally slow growth and your age, the chance that this cancer becomes clinically relevant is low. This is dependent on other factors not given. Read more...

I have hypothyroidism - does that mean I'm more likely to get thyroid cancer?

Not usually. Hypothyroidism just means your thyroid gland is not making as much hormone as it should. However, hashimoto's thyroiditis is the most common cause -- and it does have an associated increased risk for developing a thyroid gland lymphoma -- but it is still very uncommon. Read more...
If your hypothyroid. Condition is treated, it tends to diminish the stimulating hormone that makes thyroid tissue grow (tsh). Most throid cancers start as nodules, cold > hot, and hormonal activity of the gland is not related to malignancy potential. Read more...
Hypothyroidism. Patients with thyroid nodules and hypothyroidism are less likely to have thyroid cancer than those with normal thyroid function. The most common cause of hypothyroidism in a patient with a nodule is (hashimoto's) thyroiditis. Read more...

I have hypothyroidism. Does that mean I will be more prone to thyroid cancer?

NOT NECESSARILY. Hypothyroidism itself may not put one more prone to thyroid ca but that does not mean that an individual with hypo- thyroidism will never get a thyroid ca at all because one does not know what other factors (genetic, environmental, dietary, immunity etc.) will play role in developing that thyroid ca. On the other hand, hyperthyroidism, when teated with i-131 may put one more prone to thyroid ca. Read more...
Not much more. Thyroid cancer is one of the commoner cancers. Hypothyroidism per se is not a major etiologic factor, however, any area of chronic inflammation is more prone to cancerous change and hypothyroidism is often associated with chronic inflammation of thyroid gland. Read more...