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Is there any possibility to come Papillary Carcinoma(Thyroid) back again ?

amithjose
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Joined: May 2011

Hi,
My wife had the thyroid cancer called papillairy carcinomas a two years back and she had a surgery for removing the thyroid gland now she is perfectly all right , but now we are planing for having a baby , we just need to know is there any complication for pregnancy after papillairy carcinoma ?? and also we are worried that from some website we just came to read that there is possibility to come this papillairy carcinomas again , is that true ? please replay
Thanks

sunnyaz
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Joined: Oct 2010

Yes, Papillary Thyroid cancer can come back in the lymph nodes and other areas of the body. She should be following up with her doctor to be sure there has been no recurrence of the cancer. There should be no reason she can't get pregnant as long as she is clear of the cancer. This is a question best addressed by her doctor however. Everyone's case is different and only she and her doctor know her particular situation. I personally had recurrence of Papillary Carcinoma twice in eleven months. If she has been clear of cancer for three years or more you will want to discuss pregnancy with her doctor.
Julie-SunnyAZ

amithjose
Posts: 2
Joined: May 2011

Thanks Sunny for your reply , actually she had a whole body checkup last month and there is no sign of Papillary Carcinoma had fount still is there any possibility to come back again after few years ? , Our Doctor had assured that she is alright now and need to have followup test in every year that's all.

sunnyaz
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Joined: Oct 2010

You are welcome. Yes, yearly checks are needed. She will also need labs done about every three to six months to check her TSH, Thyroglobulin and Anti-Thyroglobulin levels. Be sure to check with her Endocrinologist to be sure that pregnancy is a good idea. If the Endocrinologist say's that it's okay to conceive, make an appointment with an Obstetrician/Gynecologist for a "Well Woman Exam" (Pap Smear and Breast Exam) before trying to conceive and let him/her know of her condition.
Good Luck and Blessings,
Julie-SunnyAZ

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