How To Treat Swelling Of The Thyroid?
I want to ask, I have a thyroid swelling on the right in 2015, a large 4 cm pafa at that time was examined with aspirations and the blood in the swelling was checked and concluded that the nodules and cysts were not malignant. and just this one month I did surgery with a surgeon on cancer and the result was 7 cm swelling and contained vavilary disease. the doctor’s explanation was very slow. and the doctor’s advice should be to remove all the remaining glands and after that I have to undergo ablation and take medication for life. MY QUESTION is there is no other treatment or ablation immediately so that malignant cells do not develop. my condition before and after the operation had no complaints at all and was in prime condition. Please reply via my email email@example.com. thank you
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Papillary carcinoma is the most common type of thyroid cancer. In most people, the symptoms that appear in this type of cancer are swelling in the neck and no other symptoms.
Papillary carcinoma malignancy has a very high cure rate. The chances of living up to 10 years in patients with papillary carcinoma who receive adequate therapy reaches 90% (depending also on gender, age, and size of cancer). If you have a cancer that is larger than 1.5 cm (in your case up to 7 cm), there is a greater chance that the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes in the neck area. Therefore the recommended therapy is removal of the entire thyroid gland (total thyroidectomy) followed by radioiodine therapy (ablation). The removal of the entire thyroid gland will make you deficient in thyroid hormone (because there are no more glands that produce this hormone), therefore you must take thyroid hormone for the rest of your life.
You should follow the advice of the doctor who treats you. Your doctor must have studied your case more deeply and your doctor will recommend the best therapy for your recovery and prevent the cancer from recurring. Cancer removal surgery is the mainstay of therapy for all types of solid tumors, including this type of thyroid cancer.
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