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Archives for December 2012
Just got my papillary carcinoma diagnosis
I am 51 years old and I just got my diagnosis results Fridayday. I go see the surgeon on Wednesday for a consult and to set up my thyroidectomy. I'm pretty sure that we caught it in the very early stage. My hormone levels are all in the normal range. I had some unexplained weight gain over the past 6 months and have been…
Improving Radioactive Iodine take-up
Has anyone run across information pointing to ways in which take-up can be improved in radioactive iodine treatment of Hurthle cell carcinomas? It is my understanding that HCC often proves "resistent" to optimal take-up.
Recurrent Hurthle Cell Carcinoma
I am a 69 year old male. In 2008 I had a total thyroidectomy along with the removal of a 4" x 2" x 2" tumor (later determined to be a Hurthle Cell carcinoma). I had follow up radioactive full-body scan which showed take up in the thyroid bed and in one spot on my left femur. A heavy does of RAI (150 mc) was administered…
Strange feeling in neck/throat following thyroid removal
Hi folks. In April 2011, a tumour was found in the right side thyroid, and removed. Having found it to be cancerous, next month the surgeon removed the rest of the thyroid and some lymph nodes. I attended for RIA shortly after, but was rejected as my levels were too high, despite 2 months on the iodine free diet. I finally…
Return of Thyroid Cancer???
My wife had thyroid cancer 5 years ago. The entire thyoid was removed. Her TSH has always been around 1. It was just checked and it was 4. Could this indicate her thyrod cancer is back? What would the other signs of the return be??? We are battling rpostate cancer with me and now this popped up. Thanks for any advice!!!!…