- Q How do I manage my thyroid cancer on a daily basis?
During and after treatment for thyroid cancer, it will be necessary to see your doctor every few months for check-ups. Usually, your doctor will do blood tests to make sure your hormone levels are within normal ranges and to make sure the cancer has not... Full Answer
- Q How is thyroid cancer diagnosed?
Dr. Patrick Maguire, OncologyIn diagnosing thyroid cancer, usually an ultrasound of the neck is obtained to evaluate any lumps felt in the thyroid by the patient or doctor. Signs of cancer within a nodule on ultrasound include "hypoechogenic" (solid) appearance, "taller than wide"... Full Answer
- Q What is follicular thyroid cancer?
Follicular thyroid cancer is the second most common cancer of the thyroid gland. It is slightly more aggressive than more common types of thyroid cancer, but treatment is still possible. Follicular thyroid cancer does not usually spread to lymph nodes,... Full Answer
- Q How common is papillary thyroid cancer?
Papillary thyroid cancer is the most common form of thyroid cancer. Nearly eighty percent of thyroid cancer cases are papillary thyroid cancer. Usually the condition develops in people before they reach middle age. Full Answer
- Q How does a thyroid scan diagnose papillary thyroid cancer?
A thyroid scan is a way for your doctor to see the shape of your thyroid. Your doctor will inject a radioactive isotope into your elbow. This isotope then travels through the bloodstream to the thyroid. A camera then takes a photo of your thyroid, which... Full Answer
- Q Can papillary thyroid cancer be prevented?
In some cases, your doctor may recommend preemptive surgery to remove the thyroid gland if you have a strong family history of thyroid disorders. If you are concerned about exposure to radiation causing thyroid cancer, you may be able to take potassium... Full Answer